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:

Jesus began his ministry announcing the Kingdom of God had come on earth. And, he encouraged us to pray to God saying “Your kingdom come, your will be done.”

Today, we are going to pray for God’s might and power to break into specific areas and situations of our lives, and for God’s will to be done. Spend this time with your Heavenly Father asking for his power to be displayed in your life and the world.

Think about a relationship with a family member that has not been going well.

Use these words:
God, I bring to you my relationship with ________________________.

Lord God, by the power of your Holy Spirit and through the authority of your Son, Jesus Christ, I need your kingdom to break into my family and my relationship with _____________________________.

Tell your Heavenly Father about the problem:
Father, this is what it’s like ______________________________.

Now ask God to come with power into the situation and make it right:
Lord, come and ____________________ so _________________________.

This is your Father you are dealing with, and he knows better than you what you need. With a God like this loving you, you can pray very simply. Like this: Our Father in heaven, reveal who You are. Set the world right. (Matthew 6:8-10 MSG)

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