Five Ways to Change Your Prayer Life

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I’ve been sick for days, weeks actually. Influenza is no joke. And yes, I got a flu shot.

I received a get well card in the mail yesterday from the Care Team at my church. The message said for me to get better because I’m a “prayer warrior”.

Guess what?

This prayer warrior had not once asked God to make her well.

Why? If I can and do pray for the healing of others, why didn’t I approach Him and lay down my request as I have so many times for those who need His touch?

I decided to get back to basics and remembered a book I had purchased a few years ago.

Then he (Jesus) returned to his disciples and found them sleeping. “Couldn’t you men keep watch with me for one hour?” he asked Peter. Matthew 26:40

One hour was all He asked them for.

One hour to watch and pray as He battled His flesh and confronted and accepted what He needed to do.

In The Hour That Changes the World author Dick Eastman breaks prayer into twelve 5 minute segments. I won’t go into full detail, but his outline and model will forever change the way you pray.

Then I found Kari Denker and her blog Stone Soup For Five. She’s a doodler! And she has amazing tips on Bible study, journaling and prayer.

Which led me to Gina Garland and her amazing video on how to make a Prayer Binder.

 

Please don’t get caught up in the making of the binder. Get caught up in the praying!

The last thing you need is a private space. A War Room. A place for just you and God. Click here and you can see my Pinterest board full of great ideas.

Now you just need the courage to pray.

God already knows you. He knows you more than you know yourself. He just wants to spend time with you. So, even if you have to go out to your car in the garage (I’ve done this!) get alone with Him.

  • If you don’t know what to say, tell Him.
  • Read a Psalm.
  • Sing a song.
  • Think of people in your life that need healing or salvation or help.
  • Pray for your children, your husband, your friends.
  • If your mind wanders, acknowledge it, and get back to prayer.
  • End your time with a few moments of quiet before you rejoin the (chaos) of the real world.

You most likely won’t spend a whole hour in prayer! But you can set a goal of building up your time alone with God. Learning to pray requires practice!

I’m praying for you!

Thee Farm Wife

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