yesterday my sister and I went to church in Eugene and got to hear an amazing message about a man whose son was born 11 months ago with a failing heart. He was so humble and so simplistic with his words but they spoke with such strong power. It was so clear that the Lord was speaking through him as he talked about prayer, and his struggle with his son over the past year. He spoke on how scripture calls us to boldly and shamelessly ask God and be in prayer always to enter into what God is doing. I really felt the Lord calling me to prayer and the devotion of the time with Him.
as sad as it is to say, praying for other people can be tough. It's something I always desire to do, and have grown to know the importance of it more and more as I grow deeper in my walk with the Lord
Colossians 4:2 "Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful"
it is so hard to be watchful and thankful when prayers are answered if you don't know what you are and have been praying for.
As a Young Life leader I have also found this to be tough as there are so many girls with different prayer requests as they are in different walks of their faith.
1 Thessalonians 5:17 "Pray continually"
my bible study leader Terri gave us a SIMPLE idea of creating a prayer calendar.
I printed out an outlook "week" calendar (Monday-Sunday). I started going through my friends and writing down 2 names on each day of the week ( I thought that this would space out my family from my YL girls, from my friends so that I would always be praying for different types of people in my life each day) I also put down things in my life on different days that I wanted to surrender to the Lord
Then, next to their name, I would write their prayer request if that had one, if not I just pray for them in general :)