Friday, April 29, 2011

Prayer system?

Lately I've been feeling like I am lacking a the area of my prayer life. Not so much for me and my personal prayers with the Lord - those are always fresh in mind and on my tongue and the Lord hears from me frequently :)

But I feel I'm lacking a system that allows me and reminds me to pray through the many requests of people in my life: health issues, family members, relationships, difficulties, and just general requests shared by all of you and those in my small groups. I say I will pray and I want to pray, and most times I do. But not as regularly or consistently as I would like.

So here's my question: what kind of prayer system works for you? How do you remember to pray through various requests for people in your life? A notebook, a prayer journal, note cards, a simple list of names? Anyone know of a computer-based system? I seriously think that might be a good option for me since I am on the computer frequently throughout my days.

I'd love to hear what works for you or what you've tried and it didn't work. Please share! Except, of course, if you are one of those people that can remember every name and every request of every person in your life who has a need :) Then just tell me so I can give you my prayer requests...


The Oppold Family: said...

So what works for me...when I have a friend who is in need and I need to pray frequently but still need to be mom, I light a candle or two. Each time I see it or smell it, I pray for the need.

I've seen (but have not done,yet) a poster board approach to monthly prayers. Where there's a box for each day and then slots listed and they fill in the slots according to need and desire. I've heard great things and about this and would love to do it. They post the board on their office wall or pantry door some where they again see is often:)

cybil said...

For me personally, it was a great relief to get rid of those systems and just pray when it comes to my mind! And that didn't reduce my prayers, in the contrary, it made it much more joyful to intercede!
Greetings from Switzerland