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.”

A prayer for justice

You, Lord God, are my protector. Rescue me and keep me safe from ________________. I am innocent, Lord God!

See that justice is done. You sit on your throne above us all.

My Lord, judge __________! Judge me and show that I am honest and innocent. You know every heart and mind, and you always do right.

Now make violent people stop doing _______________, but protect all of us who obey you.

You, God, are my shield, the protector of everyone whose heart is right. You see that justice is done, and each day you take revenge.

I will praise you, Lord! You always do right. I will sing about you, the Lord Most High. Amen

Paraphrased from Psalm 7 (CEV)

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