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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 of praise for human dignity

Our Lord and Ruler, your name is wonderful everywhere on earth!

You let your glory be seen in the heavens above.

As I think of the heavens your hands have made, and of the moon and stars you put in place, 

Then I ask, “Why do you care about us humans? But I thank you for caring about my _______________?

Why are you concerned for us who are weak?” I thank you for being concerned when I __________________________.

You made us a little lower than you yourself, and you have crowned us with glory and honor.

You let us rule everything your hands have made. Help me to show my responsibility by _________________________.

And you put all of the world under our power—the sheep and the cattle, and every wild animal, the birds in the sky, the fish in the sea, and all ocean creatures. Help me to care for the world by __________________.

Our Lord and Ruler, your name is wonderful everywhere on earth! 

Amen

Paraphrased from Psalm 8 (CEV)

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