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.

El Shaddai, Almighty God

Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. Psalm 91:1 NIV

Start with:
God, I praise you because I can get rest and shelter in your shadow. I praise you for your shadow is not a threat but is safe. You are my El Shaddai, Almighty God.

Think about the day ahead. Ask God to meet your needs. 
My God, help me to find time to be with you and seek shelter from you for _________________________________.

Pray for one person who needs to dwell and rest with God.
Today I pray for: _________________________________.

Thank God for one area in your life where he has given you rest. 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 the frightening shadows of your life with the comfort of his shadow. 
God, I am fearful of the shadow of _____________________, Instead, cast your shadow over me so _________________________________.

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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