Before we get back to Andrew Murray's book next week, an idea for remembering and organizing prayer needs...
A simple notebook (the plainer, the better, so I am not afraid to use it. A Moleskine Cahier journal this time around.)
Inscribed with my personal call to prayer.
Divided into seven days of the week (tabs made with index cards and packing tape.)
Each day a theme, areas of our lives that I want to linger over and offer to the Lord and Scriptures that speak to those themes:
- Monday - Marriage, Relationships, Home
- Tuesday - Spiritual Life, Ministry
- Wednesday - Work, School
- Thursday - Friendships, Missionaries
- Friday - Finances, Giving, Health
- Saturday - Community, Neighbors, Confession
- Sunday - Church, Rest
On the following pages, specific prayer requests. If you've asked me to pray for you, your name is in this book somewhere. Whatever day it is, when I learn of a need, I just pencil it in. Urgent requests that need continual prayer go on a sticky note and move with me through the week. When a request is answered, I check it off and make a note. In this way I have a record of thanksgiving as well.
Easy to put together and so helpful for remembering and keeping promises to pray.
Next week I'll be sharing my thoughts from Lesson Sixteen: "Speedily, though bearing long" or The Power of Persevering Prayer
Previous entries in this series can be found here: Wednesday Prayer Series