Guest Post: by Trista Pagel
The first slot in our prayer binder is for praise. The second slot is for daily prayer. This is where I keep note cards of all the things/people/promises I want to pray for every day. What are some things you want to pray for daily? A few of mine include confession of sin, my time in the Word, and immediate family. Below are my specific examples of the note cards I pray through every day, starting with the title in bold, the request, and the promise or verse from the Bible.
Confession of Sin: repent from specific sins, ask God to forgive me and cleanse me from all unrighteousness (1 John 1:9); for God to search my heart and point out any offensive ways in me, to lead me in His will (Psalm 139:23-24); asking others for forgiveness so that I may be healed (James 5:16)
My Time in the Word: That the Holy Spirit would reveal knowledge of who God is to me; that the Word will transform me; that I will declare God’s Word faithfully (Jeremiah 23:28-29)
God use My Life: that I will die to myself, take up my cross and follow Jesus (Luke 9:23); that I will be a laborer with all of Christ’s energy powerfully working through me (Colossians 1:29); that God will send me out into His harvest field (Matthew 9:36-38)
My Words: that my words and thoughts will be pleasing to God (Psalm 19:14); that God will guard my mouth so that I will only say things that uplift others and not bring them down (Psalm 141:3); that I will not speak rashly out of anger (Ecclesiastes 5:2); that my conversations will be full of grace and seasoned with salt (Colossians 4:6)
My Dad and Mom: that they will shine as a light for Jesus in their workplace (John 1:7); that they will abide in Jesus and God’s Word (John 15:1-17); Love and respect in their marriage (Ephesians 5:22-25); other specific prayer requests
My Sister: shine as a light for Jesus in college (John 1:7); abide in Jesus and God’s Word (John 15:1-17); make great friends at college (Proverbs 13:20); other specific prayer requests
My Husband: Love and respect in our marriage (Ephesians 5:22-25); wisdom as he is a leader on our staff; be a witness for Christ (John 1:7); abide in Jesus and God’s Word (John 15:1-17); other specific requests
My Son: that God will bring him forth from my womb and that from birth he will rely on God (Psalm 71:5-6); that he will receive Christ and enter into the family of God (John 1:12-13); that God will establish His covenant with him and use his life to make spiritual generations of believers (Isaiah 59:20, Genesis 17:6); that God will help me in labor (Genesis 4:1, Philippians 4:13); that he will walk God (Ephesians 1:4-5)
Tomorrow we will begin weekly prayers, starting with praying for the lost on Mondays. Also, we will touch on how and why to pray over verses or specific promises of God for people.