Having a prayer strategy can be a powerful way to connect with God. It is a daily submission to the Lord where the battles of life are won.
What are the ingredient of a prayer strategy.
Everyone’s needs are different, however, here are the few ingredient you will want include.
You can start your prayer time praising God for who He is and the mighty work He has done in your life. Praising Him for creating the universe, for the grace freely poured on us at the cross and for loving us in the muck and mire of our sin.
We have thousands reasons to praise God, but we can also consider this.
- For creating you
- For the gift of life of your family and friends
- That He still reigns
- How He blessed you
- His protection and guidance
In these area all you need to do is to examine your heart and life. Repent and ask God for forgiveness of sins, and accept the grace of jesus to wash them clean.
Then ask God to reveal all hidden sin in your life. While it may be easy to come face to face with our shortcomings, recognizing our flaws is crucial. It reminds us that only the Lord is perfect and we are flawed sinner’s.
While we recognize our sins we should ask God to refine the areas in your character, that you need to be more like him.
Bringing your prayer request before the lord is a powerful gift. It’s is an honor to lay your burdens and the struggles of others before the feet of the lord.
Reflecting and Remembering
It’s a blessing to reflect on all God has done in your life. In the hard times and struggles, when you reflect on God’s faithfulness, it will strengthen you as you remember His promises.
One way to do this is to pray Scripture back to Him. Take a verse that has deep meaning to you, and read it back to God. Praise Him for His wondrous ways and steadfast provision as you thank Him for the gift of His Word.
Recently I focused my heart on worshiping the Lord through creative outlets. I was in awe of how worshiping the Lord can turn around a bad day and how by focusing on God, He changes my perspective on my current situations.
Other simple forms of worship include:
- Bible journaling
- Listening to worship music
- Praising God while you clean your house (it will erase any irritation about cleaning!)
- Teaching your children to notice God’s blessings in nature
- Rising early to watch the sunrise and praising God for His power and might