FREE Prayer Prompts from Psalms
Today I am sitting at my desk. My husband is downstairs calling churches. You see, we are on deputation and that is just a fancy word meaning we call various churches and ask them if we can come visit to share about our heart for missions and the people of Honduras.
I’m upstairs watching the rain fall on the still-green trees. It is the fall in the Mountain State and by this time the leaves are usually almost all gone or a mixture of red, yellow, orange, and brown. I see mostly green right now. It feels like we are going to be cheated this year.
As I watched the rain, my mind ran to frantic thoughts about the future, the past, and even the present. My to-do list is short, but I feel like the things I want to do are being avoided. Hence me writing some rambling thoughts and not working on stuff.
Do you avoid what you know you need to do because it feels too hard? Or overwhelming? That’s how I’ve felt in my prayer life recently.
My prayer life has suffered since the seasons shifted. I’ve stopped writing down my prayers, and my friends aren’t being prayed for. I no longer sit and just pour out my heart to God.
So today I’m trying something different. I’m going to use the Psalms to help me write out my prayers to God. It is important I tell Him how I feel. Not because He doesn’t know, but because I need to say it. Aloud. Even if it is a whisper. Even if it is a stroke of a pen, I need to record my heart to Him.
I’m all about practical help and real-life tools – things 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. As always, my email is always open! I read every single one that comes through the inbox.
Because of I’ve always loved the Psalms, I’ve written these prompts based on passages in the book of Psalms.
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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.
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