Prayer Bootcamp – Day 3

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*Yesterday’s Recap:
The topics of discussion From yesterday was how to pray, the Lord’s Prayer, and 1 simple word to help guide you through every Prayer.   Here’s the link to take another look at Prayer Bootcamp – Day 2.

 DAY 3

 

“I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go.”  – Abraham Lincoln

 

Today, lets discuss:

  • When Should We Pray
  • Simple Daily Life Prayers
  • How Prayer Ties In With Healing

Pray right now!

Exactly, it’s really just that simple. Every second is the right time to pray. We are always thinking, so let God in on those thoughts. Welcome Him in and share those thoughts, concerns, ideas, hopes, dreams, everything. He will certainly love it. That’s basically what it means when the Bible mentions we should never stop praying.

 

Pray without ceasing. 1 Thessalonians 5:17

Simple Prayers:

When You Wake Up

Dear Lord, thank you so much for another day of life on Earth. Thank you for another beautiful sunrise to enjoy. Thank you for the wonderful sounds of nature, from the cool breeze brushing through the trees to the birds singing melodies. You are a wonderful God, full of grace and mercy. I praise you for allowing me another day to spend with my family. I love you Father! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Before Meals

Dear Lord, Thank you for good food and those who prepare it, for good friends with whom to share it with, we thank you Lord. In Jesus’ Name, Amen

For Your Job

Dear God, I thank you for my job. You have provided me with a steady income and I thank you.  I pray that you watch over me today at work and I pray that there are no accidents, so that everyone can go back to their homes. I thank you that my job has provided an income to support me and my family. I thank you for the provisions that you have given to me, my house, car and food. I pray for safe travels to and from work and I pray that you will use me as you see fit today for Your Glory. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Opportunities

Dear Lord, I pray today that I will yield my spirit completely to You, that You may use me as You please. I pray that You will provide me opportunities to show people how much You mean to me. Give me discretion to know what to say and how to say it. Make me bold enough, that I may proclaim salvation cheerfully and joyfully. I pray that the seeds You allow me to plant will grow and mature. I pray that You, Father, will water the seeds that You allow me to plant today. I am forever grateful for the cross; may I proclaim it in a contagious way today. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Family

Heavenly Father, protect my family and all my loved ones. Make me strong, unselfish, and brave to defend and protect them. Send down Your peace to every family on earth, and grant an abundance of grace to them so that in doing Your Will, they may receive the joys of eternal salvation. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Before Bed

Dear Heavenly Father, At the ending of this day and in the darkness of this night, I bring to mind the family and friends you have given us, in all our different situations, a quiet night and a perfect end. In Your mercy defend us from all perils and dangers of the night, cover us with the healing and forgiveness that we may take our rest in peace. In peace we lie and sleep, in Christ we safely rest. In Jesus’ Name,Amen.

And Healing too!

Heavenly Father, You are intimately aware of the struggle I am experiencing — the pain and the despair. You know the desire of my heart to be healed of this illness. I ask now for Your healing touch. I know that You are able and that just like in Bible times, You can heal me. I also understand that You will choose what is best for me. I pray that through any trial, I will draw close to You — that You will be my comfort and strength. I pray that ultimately, whatever happens, You will be glorified through me. I pray this in Jesus’ Name.

 

Prayer ties in with healing all the time

Everyone faces a time of sickness, but instead of giving in, pray for yourself and pray with others. Scripture says,

 

Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. James 5:16.

Prayer changes things, maybe not in your timing, but God will answer and let you know what to do. Just don’t lose hope, stay in touch with friends who love you in the good times and through the tough times.

 

These are only a few prayers and can be used regularly but as you progress in faith you can add to these prayer or make up your own.Also, a great addition to this Prayer Bootcamp is to get a Promise Book. A Promise Book is a list of Bible Verses for every feeling and just about every situation in life.

 

So, then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God, Romans 10:17.

 

An example to use the Promise book for your prayers is first to notice how you’re feeling. If you’re feeling sad grab the book and look up the verses in that section. Read them a few times and turn them into a prayer by inserting your name into the scripture and read it as a prayer.

 

A fulfilling thing to do would be to make up your own personal scripture reference notebook for yourself to cover the situations unique to your life. That would sure be special and a good help for memorizing them. Remember, the Word of God will change you from the inside out.

 

For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart, Hebrews 4:12.

Recommendated reading

for anyone search for a better understanding of prayer.

Philip Yancey explores the intimate place where God and humans meet in Prayer. Polls reveal that 90 percent of people pray. Yet prayer, which should be the most nourishing and uplifting time of the believer’s day, can also be frustrating, confusing, and fraught with mystery.

For more about this book and additional recommendations, please go to our Resources Page.

 

Take this opportunity to pray.  Head over to the Prayer Board and join others in believing for miracles. 

 

*A Glance Ahead:
Tomorrow, let’s talk about the hindrances of prayer, how to deal with trouble and distractions.