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 to God

I will praise you, Lord, with all my heart. I will tell about your wonders.

God Most High, I will rejoice; I will celebrate and sing because of you.

 You rule forever, Lord, and you are on your throne.

You judge the world fairly and treat all nations with justice.

I praise you because I have seen your justice in my own life with _________________.

The poor can run to you because you are a fortress in times of trouble.

I praise you because when I have been poor and in trouble you have _____________________.

Everyone who honors your name can trust you, because you are faithful to all who depend on you.

I praise you because you have been faithful to me in ______________________.

Lord, I give praise to you. Amen

Paraphrased from Psalm 9

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