You purchased a pretty prayer journal confident that this would be the tool you needed to develop into a consistent prayer warrior. But a new month is starting, and your pretty prayer journal has collected more dust than prayers.
Is that you? Well, sister, it is me also.
Oh, I pick it up and purpose to start, but, truth be told, that has not happened. I do not know why I long to begin but stop. I guess there’s a glitch in my DNA called humanity.
Well, no more!
This month, this glorious new month of March is my restart, my “I’m going to practice using my prayer journal for 31 days if it kills me.” month. Ha!
A little dramatic, but I hunger to be a more intentional, effective prayer warrior. I long to grasp the fantastic gift of prayer God has furnished us to communicate with the Lord and utilize it to the best of my ability.
And there is no better time than now.
At By Faith She, we’ve declared March the month of prayer. We are purposing to
- write about prayer,
- post beautiful graphics centered on prayer, and
- post daily charges in our “By Faith, She Prays” Facebook group.
I, for one, am glad.
In fact, a bonus in the BFS prayer journal is that at the beginning of each month there is a place to memorize Scripture. I love that! Because I recognize my fickle heart when it approaches journaling my prayers, I’m choosing to start this month (p. 14) by memorizing Psalm 86:11:
“Teach me Your way, Lord,
That I may rely on Your faithfulness;
Give me an undivided heart,
That I may fear Your name.”
Undivided heart. That's what I want when it comes to "praying without ceasing."
You, dear one, don’t have to go public with your “I haven’t started yet.” declaration. However, do quietly join our "By Faith, She Prays" Facebook group. But, don’t stay quiet, get involved! Read the charge for the day. Comment. Interact. Be faithful. Most importantly, pray, with an undivided heart.
This warrior is picking up her battle book and running toward the battle line, and I’m calling other warriors who have been sitting on the sidelines to join me.
Come on. I know I'm not the only one who has had the “failure to launch” prayer mentality.
Pick up your Battle Book and join me and other sisters in the “By Faith She Prays” Facebook group and let’s consistently storm the gates of Heaven for ourselves, our loved ones, and whatever else needs our attention.
No more pretty prayer journal for me, for it is time to blow off the dust, open the cover and start fighting this battle the most effective way possible, by praying!
“Prayer is the portal that brings the power of heaven down to earth. It is kryptonite to the enemy and to all his ploys against you.”
― Priscilla Shirer, Fervent: A Woman's Battle Plan to Serious, Specific, and Strategic Prayer
Tammy Valdivia - Jesus Girl. Wife. Momma. Student. Teacher. Confidante. Lover of milky coffee, dark chocolate, deep talks, lively laughter, and a front row seat on the beach at sunrise.