BEING CALLED TO PRAY

Being Called to Pray

I have noticed lately that God is revealing more people that need prayers. Each day it seems new names come forward. I used to think I needed to keep a long list of these requests. But they became so many it overwhelmed me.

I have come to believe He wants me to pray as requests come in. Not – I’ll pray for you later– but let’s pray now.

As an Internet prayer comes in – I stop and lift that person to God. And then I reply, writing the prayer to that person and possibly a Scripture if one comes to mind.

When someone mentions a need in conversation, I am not as comfortable asking, “Would you like me to pray”? But it is getting easier.

I do keep a list of request for prayers for recurring names and pray from that list each morning along with family and friends. However during the day I let the Holy Spirit guide my prayers. I believe this is part of living prayer, as I have learned from The Workbook of Living Prayer, by Maxi Dunnam.

Prayer:

Father, lead us to pray for others. Whatever way we talk to You help us to continue this conversation. Help us to find a way that is right for us to pray for others. But above all else keep us praying. In Jesus’ Name. AMEN

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