Praying Through Our Days
Philippians 4:4-7, Ephesians 6:18
4Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 5Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. 6Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
18And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.
A daily schedule built on the Lord’s Prayer (adapted from 40 Days of Prayer by Rick Warren)
Wake up: Our Father, who art in heaven,
Get up with Gratitude: make a gratitude list and keep it by your bed; make a playlist of songs of thanks and wake up to them in the morning.
Breakfast: Hallowed be thy name,
Praise God and anticipate what God will do throughout your day.
Mid-Morning: Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Remember what matters most: have you forgotten your priorities already? Have you lost your focus and missed the bigger perspective?
Lunch: Give us this day our daily bread.
Share with God your needs (and other peoples’ needs, too).
On the way home or late afternoon:
And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.
Confess your sins and forgive others who’ve hurt you.
Early Evening: And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.
Remember the temptations that attack especially hard when you’re tired.
Going to bed: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever.
Remember that God is in control and that today is not the end of the story…...God is still on the throne and will remain there for eternity.
Debbie Reese is Co-Directing Pastor of Calvary UMC