Establishing a Prayer Routine

“Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.”

-Jeremiah 29:12

war room

Have you ever prayed and thought, “well that didn’t work, I give up.” It is so easy to give up on prayer when nothing in our lives seems to change right away. It’s like we automatically think God doesn’t care about our problems.

I read this in a book one time, “It may feel like you are sitting still right now, but you are on a planet that is rotating on its axis at 1,000 miles per hour. We never doubt God’s ability to keep the planets in orbit but we have a difficult time believing He can keep our lives in orbit.”

(Book: Draw the Circle, 40 Day Prayer Challenge by Mark Batterson)

The truth is, there is nothing that is too big and nothing that is too small for God to handle. He cares about everything we are dealing with, even the tiniest aspects of our lives. It starts with establishing a prayer routine with God.

 If you have not seen the movie, War Room, I strongly suggest watching it. It is my FAVORITE movie and it has helped me so much with developing a prayer routine. To sum up the movie, one of the main characters, Miss Clara writes down her prayers and tapes them to a wall in her closet that she calls her, “War Room.” Her war room is a place to go and plead with God and allow Him to do all of the fighting for her that she needs in her life. Isn’t it great knowing God will fight our battles for us so we don’t have to?

Watch the movie trailer here: War Room

Writing down prayers has REALLY helped me. I’ve turned the back of my bedroom door into my prayer wall. I write down prayers, tape them to the door, and each morning I am reminded to pray for the same things over and over before leaving for the day. It is very neat to look back at all of the things you have prayed for and see how God has answered.

When I pray, I always pray for God’s will to be done, not my own. Then when God does answer and its not my way, it may be difficult to understand in the moment but boy what a blessing in the end. I have seen God close so many doors in my life only to open new ones that have turned into the biggest blessings. Never give up. Keep fighting the good fight.

 

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