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:

God has many different names which express the characteristics of his being and the rich relationship he has with us. Today, we will focus on one of God’s names or characteristics.

God our Good Father

As bad as you are, you know how to give good things to your children. How much more, then, will your Father in heaven give good things to those who ask him! Matthew 7:11 GNT

Start with:
God, I praise you because you are a good, good Father, far better than any human father I have known even if he has been good to me. You are God, my good Father.

Think about the day ahead. Ask God to meet your needs. 
My God, help me to trust you as my heavenly Father with _________________________________.

Pray for one person who needs to know God is a good Father. 
Today I pray for: _________________________________.

Thank God for being a Father to you. Show your gratitude to God. 
Heavenly Father, thank you for _________________________________.

As you go into your day, or if this is the end of your day, ask God to replace any negative thoughts about your earthly father that you project onto God, your perfect heavenly Father.
God, I ask you to show me where I think you are _____________________, Instead, show me that you are  _________________________________.

Finish with these words:
I pray to you, God, because you will help me. Listen and answer my prayer! Psalm 17:6 CEV

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