|Prayer List Printable available here|
I think most Christians agree that prayer is one of our most important duties. We are commanded over and over again in the bible to pray. We need to pray constantly.
Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry out loud: and he shall hear my voice. Psalm 55:17I want to pray, and I want to pray for everyone I care about: for my church family and my real family and even some people I've never met who do a great ministry. But I felt like I was just wondering through my prayer time. So I decided to get organized. I want to share with you what I did.
First I created a list of everyone I want to pray for. Of course I pray for my husband and my children daily. Weekly I want to pray for my immediate family (mom, siblings etc...), certain values that I'm working on (wifely submission, teaching my children, etc...), ministries I'm involved in at church, our armed forces and nation's leaders, and our church leaders including the pastor and his wife. Then my extended family and church family go into the monthly category. Most days there are 1 or 2 families that I pray for.
One of the things I really enjoy is making excel files (I know weird). It's available here if you want to use it. . You can either type or write in who you want to remember to pray for. Also if you fold it in half on the line between the monthly and weekly prayer lists it's just the right size for a bookmark.
Of course there are other prayer requests at church, and sometimes there are times when God leads my heart to pray for someone or something else. But with this list I know that I am covering everyone I love with prayer.
And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him. -James 5:15Please share with me your prayer routine!