Have you ever found yourself praying the same things over and over again during your daily devotions? I know I certainly have! But recently my husband came up with an idea that is so helpful and simple, I don’t know why I didn’t think of it myself! He created a plan of prayer for each day of the week, and then I did too. Here is how to create a prayer plan for your entire week!
Too often I have found myself repeating the same prayers over and over during my time with God. This is probably because I’ve felt overwhelmed with everything I need to pray about, so I end up not praying for any of those things. I resort to just sticking to the basics.
Or it’s because I’m still half asleep in the morning and it’s too much effort to think of specific prayer requests. Give me coffee!
But once I started implementing a plan of prayer, these issues disappeared. I gained focus and had a goal for each morning. I became more passionate about prayer and seeking God.
My prayers felt more effective. I covered more ground by praying for a variety of people, needs, situations, and even world issues. No longer was I repeating the same little prayer requests every morning.
You can do the same by following this “how to create a prayer plan for your entire week” guide!
1. Choose 6-7 main topics.
First, choose a main prayer topic you want to cover for each day of the week. The reason I put “six to seven” is because I chose not to include Sunday in my prayer plan since I’m already praying and worshiping at church. But you can decide what’s best for you.
Here are the six main prayer topics I chose for my week to give you some ideas and inspiration:
- Myself; family; friends.
- Our needs.
- My blog.
- Our church.
- Ministry; evangelism; giving to ministries; spiritual gifts.
- World issues.
2. Choose 3-6 Subtopics.
Secondly, for each of your main prayer topics, choose three to six subtopics. It’s really easy. For example, I wrote down for my first main topic, “Mine and my husband’s walk with God. Our children. Both sides of our families for revival, unity, and change. Any friends that come to mind.”
For my fourth main topic, I wrote down, “The leadership at our church. The worship team. Freedom to worship and a deeper hunger for God.”
Do this for all of your main topics.
3. Write everything down in a prayer planner.
Thirdly, you can use this prayer planner I created to write down and keep track of all your main and subtopics for each day of the week!
4. Start praying!
Finally, the most important step in creating a prayer plan is following through with it! Make sure you carve out some time each day to pray for all the requests you wrote down for that day. Connect with God, grow closer to Him, and watch as He begins to answer your prayers!
I pray that this “how to create a prayer plan for your entire week” guide will give you direction and motivation in your prayer life!
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