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Try some of these practical prayer ideas that weave prayer into your daily life…
“There is not in the world a kind of life more sweet and delightful than that of a continual conversation with God.”– Brother Lawrence
Try inviting God’s presence into every part of your day: think about God every hour, then half hour, then 15 minutes. We’ve got a handy PDF guide to help you get started.
“Jesus told them a story showing that it was necessary for them to pray consistently and never quit”– Luke 18:1
It’s okay to ask, ask and ask again when we’re praying. Try using your routine to remember to keep persevering:
Use your hands – choose five people or situations you want to pray for. Assign a finger or thumb to each, and spend five minutes a day praying for each one.
Use your mirror – is there something you look at several times a day like a mirror, window, computer screen or phone? Write a note and stick it where you’ll see it most as a reminder to pray
Use your clothes – do you have a favourite accessory or piece of clothing you wear often? Assign a prayer request to a specific item and every time you wear it, remember to pray for that specific request.
Take a dice and allocate a different kind of prayer or prayer activity to each number. Roll the dice and spend a few minutes on the particular prayer challenge that it corresponds to.
P is for pause: Stop what you’re doing to be still and invite God’s presence where you are.
R is for rejoice: Spend a few moments in praise, perhaps listening to your favourite worship song, reading a favourite Psalm, or writing a thankfulness prayer
A is for ask: Who, or what, is on your heart today? Spend a few moments talking to God about what you need, and the needs of others.
Y is for yield (or Yes!): Spend a few moments giving everything back to God; your worries, fears, uncertainty.