I remember being a child and trying to move a bucket of moss and dirt from one end of the yard to the other. The bucket was heavy and I would drag it a few feet and then set it down. For a child, moving that bucket was hard work! I had one goal in mind, and that was to get the bucket from one end of the yard to the other. It took awhile, but I eventually hit my goal!
Praying for our loved ones and for those around us that are suffering is a heavy load. We shouldn’t lift them up just once. We should pursue prayer with one goal–to consistently lift them up to Yahweh. Maybe there is someone in your life that is not following Christ. Do you have the goal of praying for them everyday, throughout the day?
Here are some fun ideas to pray more consistently:
1) Look for Scripture passages that are encouraging or prayerful and write them on 3 x 5 cards. Keep the cards in your pocket, and throughout the day pull them out to read over and pray through.
2) Don’t waste the little times. Each time you have a few moments throughout the day, use that time to pray.
3) Ask your friends around you to send you an email or text reminder to pray.
4) Ask others to join you in prayer. Having a prayer support group is helpful in praying for a person or situation. You don’t have to be specific, but just send out a group text to others and say that you need some prayer. I don’t think any Christian would let you down in the prayer world.
5) Find something around the house that reminds you of the person you should be praying for or the situation you should be praying for. Right now in my life, I am praying about a situation that has to do with my family and grandmother. Every time I see something that is my grandmother’s around the house, I try to remember to pray for her.
6) Get on your knees and pour out your heart before Yahweh. Praying on your knees brings about a spirit of humility and is a physical reminder that we are coming before a mighty King.
Let’s pray with one goal in mind–to reach the throne room in heaven multiple times a day for our loved ones and those suffering.
In pursuing this goal, we will begin to have a new perspective on prayer.