This is the final post of a three-part series on prayer in commemoration of yesterday’s National Prayer Day. Read the first post by clicking here, or part two by clicking here.
In the first two posts of this series, we explored some short prayers as well as some ideas about how and where to pray. Now, we’ll look at some longer prayers that you can incorporate into a daily prayer rule.
Shorter prayers are a great blessing throughout the day. They are even enough to sustain a life of prayer. It isn’t hard to find accounts of Christians of deep faith who focused their entire lives on short prayers.
If we are going to create a daily prayer rule, however, we should include the use of longer prayers also. This will allow us to be more intentional and thoughtful when we approach God. Let’s look at some longer written prayers that you might want to consider using.
This is part two of a three-part post on prayer in commemoration of National Prayer Day, which is tomorrow. Read the first post by clicking here, or part three by clicking here.
Now we will begin to turn our attention to incorporating prayer into our life by creating a prayer rule. A prayer rule is just a regular practice of prayer that includes a series of prayers.
You might want to try to pray at a specific time of day or in a specific place, but the key is consistency. Written prayers can be an important part of that.
Thursday of this week, May 4, is the National Day of Prayer. It’s as good a week as any to begin the discussion of why prayer is such an essential part of an intentional life. This is a three-part post. You may find part two here and part three here.
Why cover the subject of prayer? It’s personal. My relationship with God is the most important thing in my life, and prayer is the most important aspect of that. It’s is the most powerful tool God has given us. Best of all, it’s freely available to all mankind.
Prayer, more than anything else, has helped me to live a better and more purposeful life. I don’t know how I’d get by without it.
For a long, long time, I missed out on the joy of knowing God through prayer. Yet like the prodigal son, when I found my way back home, He welcomed me with open arms.