Well, this week was busier than I thought and I wasn’t able to get to my other post about the prayer prompt evaluation/discussion. But that is okay cause if I’m being honest with myself, my results were not what I wanted. I didn’t pray like I wanted. I didn’t even make a physical list of people. I had some in my mind and did pray for them, but I didn’t schedule a daily time to pray. Here I am, posting about the prayer prompts and doing my best to commit to them, but I am falling short. But you know what? IT IS OKAY! I am trying and striving to do better with my prayer life. Some days, I’m doing pretty good with my praying. Other days, I get so busy and involved with the stuff in my life that I don’t pray until I go to bed. And if I’m being real about my praying at bedtime, it’s only because my husband and I have started praying together at that time every night, otherwise if it were just me praying alone, some days I would forget to pray then.
Well, I fell short this week. I didn’t write my second post and here I am a day late with this week’s post. Even though I didn’t accomplish what I wanted for my blog, I’m telling myself it is okay. It is okay because I am improving in my life and this momentary delay does not have to derail from the progress I am making. So I will press forward.
This week’s prayer prompt is inspired from the song Take My Hand Precious Lord. The past few weeks I’ve been feeling exhausted from so many things going on in my life that the words “I am tired and I am weak, and I am worn” from that song speak volumes to me. The thing is, I know I’m not the only one. So many others are having difficult times even more so than mine. I continue to hear stories from others that are hurting and struggling. This year has created havoc in our lives. We have experienced a major upheaval in our lives and it’s affecting us in so many ways financially, physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. So many people are suffering silently.
This brings me to the prayer challenge for the week. Pray for those suffering. Pray that God can use you to help someone. If you are one that is hurting or suffering, then pray for God to strengthen you during this time. Ask God to provide you with some help and someone to lean on during this difficult time.
Prayer Journal Questions/Notes Ideas– Week 7
Friends that are on my heart and mind.
How has God used me this week to help someone who is struggling?
What struggle is God helping me through?
Who has God brought into my life to help me through this difficult time?
Verses to keep me motivated.
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.” 1 Corinthians 1:3-4