Prayer Triggers to Help You Pray for Your Needs

This August we’re using everyday objects and surroundings to remind us to pray in specific ways. Each week we have a different focus. Week 1 we turned our attention to the natural world and use it as a reminder to praise God. Week 2 we focused on how much we have been forgiven by God through Jesus. Week 3 we centered on being thankful to God. Week 4 we let everyday tasks direct our thoughts to have much we have been forgiven. Week 5, and our final week let everyday activities help you center requests on your own needs.

When you do the following activities, be prompted to pray for your own needs.

Climbing Steps

When you climb stone steps, let it be a reminder that God is solid and unwavering. He is strong and with him you are secure.

Lord God, you alone are my Rock, my rescuer, defense and fortress. Why then should I be tense with fear when troubles come? Help me to feel strong about _____________________.

(Based on Psalm 62:2 TLV)

Turning On A Light

When you turn on a light in a dark room, be reminded to pray for any darkness or fear in your life to disappear.

You, Lord, are the light that keeps me safe from ___________________. Help me remember I need not afraid of anyone. Help me to know you protect me, and I have no fears. 

(Based on Psalm 27:1 CEV)

Watering Plants

When you water plants, be reminded that God will supply all your needs and help you to flourish.

God, you fill the sky with clouds and sends rain to the earth, so that the hills will be green with grass. Help me remember I can depend on you to provide all I need to do well in __________________. 

(Based on Psalm 147:8 CEV)

Going On A Journey

Prayer Triggers to Help You Pray for Your Needs

When you set out on a journey, whether it is on an airplane, in a car, or on foot be reminded of God’s guidance.

God, if I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast. Be with me as I go about _____________________.

(Based on Psalm 139:9-10 NIV)

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