Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Prayer Prompts

Abby and I just returned from a trip to Iowa to visit family.  I intended to update my blog while gone, but this obviously never happened.   We had a lovely visit in spite of the heat.

Last night I had eight hours of driving in order to get home.  Quite a long drive with a nearly nine month old in the back seat.  Abby slept the first couple of hours and then awakened to complain loudly about being trapped in her car seat.

I needed to focus on something so I decided to find prayer prompts as I was driving. Have you ever tried this?  As I was driving I searched for items to remind me of someone to pray for.  For example, a wind sock reminded me of a dear elderly friend who loved to fly in his younger days.  I prayed for his health and the spiritual condition of his children.  A pro-life sign reminded me to pray for the friends and family members who have lost babies and are struggling to bring a child into this world.  An item that was bright yellow reminded me of my late grandpa as this was his favorite color.  I then prayed for the health of my grandma who has been languishing in a nursing home for several years.  The hours quickly passed and eventually we arrived home.

What techniques do you use to help you pray more frequently?  

Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving.  Colossians 4:2

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  1. This is such a great idea! My own prayer prompts? Sometimes I just try to listen to the Holy Spirit, letting images of people float by and praying for them as they come.

  2. Wonderful idea! I was just reminding my dear daughter the other day that when we wash the laundry, we can pray to God and thank Him for His provision and for the cleansing of our sins through the blood of Christ. I'm finding that I spend more of my quiet moments in prayer the older I get. How wonderful that you're learning that now.

  3. Great idea! I like turning my thoughts into prayers, even (especially) the not so good ones.

  4. Thank you for your comments, Jen and Petra. Trisha, I like the idea of using everyday tasks like doing the laundry as a time for prayer.


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