A Simple System of Prayer

Friday, September 4, 2015

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I have always wanted to be more consistent when it comes to praying for others. However, I lacked a plan in order to keep myself on track. Last month I decided that I would make a commitment to myself to pray for 31 people over the next several months. A person for each day. I purchased a Moleskine Storyboard Notebook to set myself up, but really any little notebook would do. I like this one because it has boxes like this...

and this...

To set it up, I put a different number {1-31} in each box. Then in each of the boxes I wrote the name of a person that I want to pray for. Each day when I am doing my morning quiet time I open up to the correct date and pray for the person in the box. So, for example, if it is the 23rd of the month I pray for the person listed in box 23. When a new month hits I start all over again. I use the extra space in the box to make any notes about what I might need to pray for specifically for that person.  The notebook I bought is pretty small and doesn't have a lot of room for notes, but there is a bigger version {Moleskine Storyboard Notebook, Large} that has more room to write in. I didn't use up all the pages...so there will be space to do another set of 31 names in the future when I decide to change things up a bit.

This has proven to be such a simple reminder for me to take a moment to pray for those around me. Now I know that I am being more consistent in prayer, and best of all, I am not forgetting someone. I have also gotten to see how God is moving in the lives of those who I am praying for. It has been faith-building for me to watch Him work! Here are some ideas of who you could add to your list:

  • family members
  • friends
  • church leaders
  • government leaders
  • "enemies" -those that you find challenging to live with or need to forgive {See this post.}
  • teachers
  • acquaintances

Any more ideas of who to pray for? Leave a comment and I will add the category to the list!


Honey and Pappy said...

Excellent idea!

Debbie P said...

It's working well! Keeping me on track. :-)