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 help
Listen, Lord, as I pray! Pay attention when I groan. You are my King and my God. Answer my cry for help about ___________________________________.
Each morning I bring my requests to you for __________________________ and wait for your reply.
Because of your great mercy, I can come into your presence. Lord, I am filled with wonder as I bow down to worship you. I ask you to guide me in _____________________.
Make your teaching clear to me. I run to you for protection from _______________________.
I will sing joyful songs because you provide shelter for those who truly love you. My Lord, you bless those who live right, and you shield them with your kindness, and so I rejoice because ______________________________. Amen
Paraphrased from Psalm 5 (CEV)