Commit to Daily Prayer in 2014
What if we took Philippians 4:6 to heart and truly became a nation of prayer warriors, devoting 2014 to a daily time of focused prayer? Using a particular theme for each month, what if each of us spends some time every day in prayer that is centered on God’s Word? Imagine what we could accomplish through God and for God!
To that end, Christian Woman magazine has committed to providing a prayer calendar in each issue this year, with a thought or scripture to use of something specific to pray for each day of the month. You might want to write each day’s verse on a notecard to carry with you so that, throughout the day, the verse itself can serve as a prayer. It is available here for download and will be available in each issue.
In January let us focus on the New Year and on making sure our own lives are where they need to be with God. Let’s ask God to use us for His work and pray that our eyes and ears will be open to the opportunities He places in our lives each day. For February, let our focus be on love. Spend time praying that we can love one another, love our friends, love our neighbors, and love our enemies. Pray also that we can better demonstrate that love to those around us.
It isn’t necessary to set aside a particular time and place for voicing your requests; regardless of where you are, you can share what is on your heart with God. Once a week, consider reviewing all of the things that you have prayed for, and reflect on how He is already answering your prayers and giving you opportunities to serve Him.
God wants us – all of us! Let’s give Him every aspect of our lives and watch as He works through us.
(Excerpted from “A Nation of Prayer Warriors” by Michelle Moore, J/F 2014 CW)