When I became a young Christian I had participated in many different areas of ministry trying to see what area I liked best. I remember doing some door greeting, children's ministry, and many other areas but the area that I always fondly look back to is the time when I was part of a special prayer team at our local church.
This ministry was two-fold. One part of this ministry was being a volunteer at the prayer altar so when the pastor called people up to pray they would have a partner to pray with. That was wonderful--I loved it and it was such an eye opener to see that not everyone had it all together and desperately needed God. That really changed my perspective of how I viewed people early on and it was such a blessing to be able to pray for people (sometimes even on their knees crying) and connect with people on such a deep level where they needed someone the most.
The second part of this ministry that I just LOVED was that when our pastor preached a team of us would be behind the stage sitting on chairs and praying for him, the sermon, the congregation and whatever else the Lord placed on our hearts. It was a wonderful time and I will never forget it.
And throughout all the years I have always prayed to God in my head all throughout the day. It is something I just can't NOT do!
You can do this along with me for the month of January or any other time of the year!
Let's begin, shall we?
30 DAYS OF PRAYER FOR THE NEW YEAR
1. Prayer for myself
2. Prayer for my husband
3. Prayer for my children
4. for my home
5. for work
6. for health
7. my finances
8. for my ministry
9. for my children's school
10. for God's provision
11. from temptation
12. for extended family members
13. for friends
14. for our church and it's members
15. for the lost
16. for the governing authorities
17. for wisdom
18. for our country
19. for forgiveness of our sin
20. for holiness and purity
21. give thanks and praise to God
22. for other believers
23. for challenges we face
24. for the fruit of the Spirit in our lives
25. for humility
26. for your neighborhood
27. for obedience
28. for repentance
29. for healing
30. for the gospel to go out into the world
Extra Day: Special Prayer Day - since there are 31 days in January you can pray for everything shown in the calendar or say a special prayer for something you'd like to pray about.
Many of you love praying AND writing your prayers out in a Prayer Journal. It is definitely a great way to keep track of them and look back and see how God answered. Here are a few cute ones:
"She is Clothed with Strength and dignity" Christian Journal can be found HERE.
My Prayer Journal: Be Joyful in Hope, Patient in Affliction, Fruitful in Prayer was just released a few months ago.
You can find even more HERE.
I hope these are a blessing to you!
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God." ~Phillipians 4:6