FREE Prayer Prompts from Philippians
Many times during my days I will whisper a prayer to God, but do I sit down and have a conversation with Him? I wonder if sometimes I am just praying to let it out and am I praying to empty air? Taking a step back sometimes I think I fall into that trap that prayer is something mysterious and although I believe whole-heartedly in the power of prayer, it looks and feels a little silly sometimes, doesn’t it?
STUCK. OVERWHELMED. LOST. UNHEARD. CONFUSED.
That’s how I’ve felt recently in my prayer life. I would sit down to my desk, and I would just look at the empty page of the journal. There were so many needs on my heart. Where do I begin? I wondered if I started to list names I would be listing SO many….So instead I just said a little prayer to the Father about the day ahead and some immediate needs for that day. Last week I lost my prayer journal for a few days, and so I felt lost and a little disjointed. Did I pray? I’m not sure.
My biggest problem is that I had no direction when it come to my prayer life. Do I pray Scripture? Do I pray for people I know? How do I pray for myself? What about my children? Can I pray for their salvation or the upcoming election season? We have a friend who is running for judge and we want him to win – is it ok to pray for a win? Or do I need to stick to “God’s will”?
The questions felt overwhelming and I realized I was letting the questions hinder my prayer life. Instead of just praying, I was stunted by the overwhelming needs around me and praying for myself felt selfish. What do I do? I thought one day. How do I get unstuck!?
I’m all about practically help and real-life tools I will use and so after talking with some of you (my readers) I realized maybe to help get our prayers going again we need to have a little help. One of the biggest issue I’ve heard, and I have experienced in my own prayer life is “Where do I start?”
So I’ve created several different types of prayer prompts. Today and next Friday I’ll share some prayer prompts related directly with scripture. Then in the following two weeks I’ll have some prayer prompts to help you pray over a specific topic. As always, my email is always open! I read every single one that comes through the inbox.
Because of I’ve been studying Philippians I’ve written these prompts based on passages in the book of Philippians.
One of the best practices I started a couple of years ago (and still do) is write out a portion of my prayers. I won’t write out my entire prayer (it would take too long), but I will write some feelings and thoughts and names of people I want to pray for. It has been so helpful to keep me focused. And I get to look back and see how God has answered! USE CODE: BLOG for $1 off!
A new audio devotional: “Desert Devotions: What Can Grow in the Dark?”