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Do you ever feel the urge to pray, but don't always know what to pray. I do. There are moments in my life when I feel overwhelmed and uncertain about how to to speak to God. I often feel down when I feel this way because intercessory praying is a big part of who I am. Thankfully, the Spirit intercedes on behalf, and I don't have to put unnecessary pressure on myself. Not only am I thankful for the Spirit, but I am also grateful for prayer books that offer guidance when I simply do not have the words.
60 Promises to Pray Over Your Daily Life
I like that each prayer is opened with Scripture. For instance, the topic of contentment is opened with Philippians 4:11 from the New King James Version (sidebar: all the Scriptures are not from the same version of the Bible). After reading the verse, there is normally 2-3 short paragraphs for prayer.
"Heavenly Father, Your promises offer me contentment and peace. Help me to trust Your Word, to follow Your commandments, and to welcome the peace of Jesus into my heart."
There's not only the opening Scripture, but there are also at least five more Scriptures to support the specific area of prayer along with quotes and a timely tip. For instance the tip for contentment reads, " Contentment comes, not from your circumstances, but from your attitude and faith."
60 Promises to Pray Over Your Children
- God's Help
- God's Protection
- and more
I keep Promises to Pray Over Your Children by my bedside. I usually pray the prayers at the end of the day based on our interactions, conversations, and concerns my daughters have shared with me. I appreciate the variety of subjects because if I don't know exactly what to pray there are plenty of topics that can help me find my words.
Praying is our line of communication to the Most High God. He loves when we speak to Him, and I am grateful for the opportunity to be in direct communication with Him. Prayer books haven't always been my thing, but these little books are simply another tool in my arsenal when it comes to keeping my heart and mind aligned with the Father.
Do you use prayer books to help you develop your prayer life?