One verse has always defined my prayer life.
“Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances. For this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
– 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
With this verse in mind, I wanted to create a month-long prayer series for my readers, showing how it’s possible to keep Christ at the center of our everyday lives. As I’m still struggling with this goal daily, I figured the best way to demonstrate this purpose was through action.
For 31 days, I wrote down my morning prayers. I followed the same process I usually take with my morning devotions – read a few verses, wrote a short journal entry, then prayed over the verses and my day.
For this series, the only difference was a conscious effort to actually write out every part of my prayer.
I’ll be honest; I did go through and edit the prayers before putting them all together for you. I cleaned up my grammar, removed names and identifying characteristics and tried to keep things as general as possible. Some of the journal entries made it into this email series; some did not.
And oh my goodness, did God show up.
I knew the Lord would bless my prayers through this exercise, but I’m still amazed to see how far He took my prayer life in only 1 month. I now have a record of a short transformation from overwhelmed, anxiety-ridden and fearful to peace, grace and a deeper relationship with the Lord.
I pray this series will be a blessing to you as well. I also pray you’ll try the same exercise!
Just experiment with writing down your prayers every morning for 31 days.
I promise, you’ll be blown away by how clearly the Lord shows up.
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My dear RHIT, I pray God shows up and blows you away over the next 31 days!
I know prayer works.