I wish I was a dynamic prayer warrior.
But I'm not. Not even close.
Too often my prayers are quick flashes of "Bless my family" or "Please get me through this day!"
A few months ago I picked up a prayer calendar for women. No, it didn't automatically turn me into a praying saint with calloused knees but it has helped me pray for my family in a deliberate way.
This prayer calendar was compiled by the late Krystal Yoder. It contains a page for 31 days and is designed to be used each month. Each day has a specific prayer request for my husband, my children, and myself.
For example, on Day Seven, these are the requests. "Husband: That he would give first priority to spending time with the Lord every day in Bible reading, meditation, and prayer, and that it would be a source of encouragement and strength to him. Myself: That I would live in the fear of the Lord, realizing that God judges every one of my motives, and live to please Him and not seek after the praise and admiration of men.
Children: That their spirits would never become hardened to truth but that the soil of their hearts would be fertile, teachable, and ready to accept truth and correction."
There is also room each day to write in more requests.
I know I could have compiled my own list, and I've seen monthly lists like this online. But somehow having a beautifully designed calendar beside my Bible is the inspiration that I need.
This calendar is not available online or in stores. You can purchase your own copy by emailing Jennifer at firstname.lastname@example.org Calendars are $7.50 each plus shipping. If ordering 10 or more, there is a
And I am giving one of these calendars away to one of you. Leave a comment sharing the greatest challenge in your prayer life or your prayer for your family. Remember to give your email address.
Giveaway is open for one week and is for US residents. Winner chosen by Random.org.