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Gearing up for prayer

by on July 22, 2010

I’m excited about my new plan for praying more effectively and thoughtfully.

I’ve drawn up a table with five areas: family, Canterbury mission, friends, self, other. Under each heading I’ve collected  things I need to pray about.

For each week day I’ve put in a couple of things I want to be praying for, from each list.

The ‘other’ category will change from week to week depending on what’s on.

That gives me a grid of 25 squares, and just a handful of things to pray about each day – should be manageable.

Hopefully this will help me be more consistent and purposeful in my prayers. I’ve just found there’s too much going on for me to entrust it all to memory.

What do you think of my plan?

I’ll let you know how it goes.

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One Comment
  1. Sophie Febery permalink

    Love it. I’ve used prayer lists in the past on and off and have found them very helpful. It’s too easy to go 6 months before remembering to pray for someone! I’ve been reading 1 Thessalonians at the moment and am amazed at how much Paul loved those guys – not to mention all the other churches he founded! And he prayed for them all regularly. It’s too easy to be “out of sight, out of mind”.

    I like your idea of a prayer grid. I might do it too 🙂

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