Create A Prayer Habit

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.”

An evening prayer

Lord God, you are my God and protector. 

Tonight, give me relief from distress with _______________. 

Have mercy and pity and listen as I pray. You Lord have chosen everyone who is faithful to be your own, and you answer their prayers. Answer my prayer about __________________.

I will silently search my heart as I lie in bed to see if there is any way I haven’t sinned against you. Forgive me for ____________________.

I trust in you, Lord. Let your kindness shine brightly on me. You bring me more happiness than a rich harvest. 

I will lie down and sleep soundly because you, Lord, will keep me safe. Amen

Paraphrased from Psalm 4 (CEV)

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