Yesterday I talked about being specific in prayer. Today I thought I would share with you a peak into my prayer journal. Here are some of the things I prayer when…
I am feeling overwhelmed:
Dear Lord, I thank you that according to Your Word, You give strength and power to me when I am weak, You continually renew my strength. I will run and not get weary; I will walk and not faint or become tired because you are my source. Teach me how to wait on you, spending time with you, and worshiping you, so that my body, my mind, and my emotions are consistently refreshed. (Isaiah 40:29,31) I pray that You would strengthen me, with all power, to be a wife and mother, to serve my husband and children, to take care of this home, as well as bless those around me. Help me to endure but also to pace myself and get the required rest that I need so that I’m not burnt and ineffective. (Colossians 1:11)
My family is not getting along:
Dear Lord, I pray in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that our family, both sides and within themselves, would come together in perfect harmony and full agreement. I pray that there’ll be no dissensions or fractions or divisions among us, but that we would be perfectly united in our common understanding. This includes my immediate family and extended. Holy Spirit, teach us how to agree in mind and thought. I pray that the members of our family will live humbly and with gentleness, patience, bearing with one another, and making allowances because we love one another. I also pray that each family member is eager and makes every effort to keep and guard that unity, harmony, and peace in the family. (Eph. 4:2-3)
I am feeling discouraged and bound by my old ways:
Thank you Jesus, that You have come to set us free from the past. I refuse to live bound by it, and I refuse to dwell on it! I’m new person engrafted in Christ, dwelling in the secret place of The Most High. The old me, my old moral and spiritual condition are gone. I’m not what used to be. I refuse to let my past determined or affect my present or future. The fresh and the new have come. (2 Corinthians 5:17) Thank you Lord, according to your word, I have the mind of Christ the Messiah. I do not hold onto the past or dwell on it but hold the thoughts feelings and purposes of Your heart. (1 Corinthians 2:16)
I have “writer’s block”:
Dear Lord, I commit my writing to you. It is you who gives me success in writing. It does not come from myself. Determine and guide my steps. (Proverbs 16:3, 9) I believe that what you have called me to do, you have also anointed me to do. That anointing teaches me about all things including writing. Give me the words right, the wisdom to refine and edit my work. I remain in you because you are my source. (1 John 2:27) I acknowledge that all power and ability and sufficiency comes from you. (2 Corinthians 3:5)
I’d love to hear what your favorite scriptures to pray are.
This post is Day 11 of the series 31 Days of Teaching my Kids About Prayer.