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:

But, our God, you are merciful and quick to forgive; you are loving, kind, and very patient. Nehemiah 9:17 CEV

Start with:
God, I love you because you are quick to forgive me. I give you praise because you are patient, you are kind, and you are loving. You are a wonderful Father.

Think about the day ahead. Ask God to meet your needs. 
Heavenly Father, today I need to see your kindness in providing: _________________________________.

Pray for one person today who needs to know God’s love for him/her. 
Today I pray for: _________________________________.

Where have you been impatient with God?
Lord, forgive me for _________________________________.

Where has God forgiven 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 give you his patience. 
God, I need patience with _________________________________.

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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