Prayer used to be a discipline I wanted to have, but seemed impossible to attain. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 says, “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” I knew that God commanded christians to pray without ceasing, but I had no idea how to practically go about it. While I’m still not perfect, this is what I’ve found to help me. 🙂
I knew I wanted to become a praying woman, so when Bonnie gave me A Woman’s Call to Prayer last Christmas I was excited to read it. And reading this book is what made becoming a woman of prayer seem more manageable. After reading this book, I made a simple prayer list. I included the date I begin praying, the request and space for the date God answers.
I keep my prayer list in my home management binder and, throughout the day, I take a few moments to pray for one or two items on my list. Often things that happen throughout the day will remind me of someone on my prayer list so I’ll stop and say a prayer then. It isn’t demanding, but I’m able to touch people’s lives by bringing them before God through my prayers.
And I’ve seen God work in some amazing ways since I began my prayer list. A pregnancy that looked as if it was going to end in miscarriage is going strong. Looking for homes and going through escrow has increased my trust and faith in God.
One of the benefits of being a prayer warrior is that you don’t have to leave your home. You can minister to and encourage your family and friends all while staying at home. Prayer is a simple but powerful way to minister to others.
~ Carrie ~