We know the importance and value of prayer. As James 5:16 (NIRV) says: The prayer of a godly person is powerful. Things happen because of it.
Sometimes, though, we need a little help to find a routine and pray consistently — to make prayer a habit. I want to help you get intentional in your prayer life.
Each day I will provide you with an opportunity to practice prayer — to help you pray naturally. These will be simple, biblically-based prayer prompts with fill-in-the-blanks that you can personalize for yourself and your life.
Here is today’s prayer prompt:
Tim Keller writes that “there is no situation or emotion a human being can experience that is not reflected somewhere in the Psalms.” “Immersing ourselves in the Psalms and turning them into prayers helps us pray in accord with God’s character and will.”
A prayer for early morning
Lord, God you are my shield. I ask you to protect me from ______________.
You give me victory. I thank you for success in ______________.
You are the one who lifts my head high. Help me to ignore those who think you will not rescue me.
I thank you that when I pray to you, you always answer me from heaven. Thank you for answering my prayer about ________________________.
I sleep and wake up refreshed because you, Lord, protect me. I will not be afraid.
Come and save me, Lord God! Amen
Paraphrased from Psalm 3 (GNT)