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Are you a praying person? Would someone describe you as a man or a woman of prayer? A consistent prayer life is an absolute MUST for getting through the ‘dailyness’ of your life. I believe that a MAJOR key of a successful prayer life is to be consistent and get (and STAY) organized.
Start a prayer notebook TODAY! Here is the method by which I organize my own and, I promise, this will take you less than 30 minutes to put together. The results of an organized prayer life are LIFE CHANGING!
Create ORDER in your prayer life and, you will be MOTIVATED and INSPIRED to keep it up. The BEST part? You will literally start to SEE prayers being answered and, your faith will grow and, you will be CHANGED! Prayer CHANGES things!!! Prayer changes our HEARTS! Prayer changes our thought life and, our PERSPECTIVE!
Find a three-ring binder. There is a GREAT selection of binders at Office Max. Purchase notebook dividers and, a pencil case.
Write (or use a label maker): PERSONAL
- FIRST page of paper, write a prayer of THANKSGIVING to God
- SECOND page: write a list of your SPIRITUAL goals for 2011. Examples: Read through the entire Bible this year, read a new book each month on a spiritual topic.
- THIRD page: write “Scripture Memory” and, list several scriptures that you will commit to memorize this month. YOU CAN DO IT!
Oh! That we may be in DAILY and CONSTANT prayer for our children! Whether they are young or grown, PRAY for them specifically EVERY day! *Place each of their pictures on the front of the divider in order that you can pray for them while looking at their sweet faces.
Pray for your local church. Pray for the leaders. Pray specifically for people in your church and, for their needs. Pray for the the church to continue to be engulfed in the Scripture. Pray for your church to be a light in your city.
Record your ideas and goals for living a life of MINISTRY and OUT POURING in this section. Record prayers for people in need, prayers for YOU —for you to continue to reach out to those in need. PRAY daily for God to USE you in your life to be OTHERS-CENTERED. Ask God for CREATIVE ways to reach out to people EVERY day!
Make your notebook and, get going on a life long journey of PRAYER! *Please feel free to add other tabs/dividers, according to your needs and your specific life. *This notebook is only ONE way to maintain a wonderful prayer life. The most IMPORTANT thing is to A.B.P (Always Be Praying!).
I would like to thank Donna Gaines for making a BIG impression on my life with regards to being a woman of prayer. She has truly been an influence on my life on this subject. Her husband, Steve Gaines, is the Senior Pastor at: BELLEVUE, here in Memphis, TN.
I truly pray that you will become a man or woman of prayer. You will be AMAZED at how PEACE will flood your soul, as you daily ask the Lord to BEAR your burdens.