May 25, 2016

Prayer Life Made Easier: 4 Tips

Prayer life made easier

Prayer Life Can Be Made Easier Using 4 Tips. 

The reason I am writing this post is to express how challenging prayer life is with all the demands of life.

After trying a few ways to make my prayer life easier, I have come up with 4 ways to do it.  

Before sharing the 4 ways that have made my prayer life easier, let me call your attention to the twofold foundation of prayer:
1) Prayer is acknowledging the need for God in all areas of life Click To Tweet and
2) Prayer is an act of surrender and obedience to God. Click To Tweet

With that in mind, here are now the 4 tips I have used, and which have made my prayer life easier.

1) Prayer Life Made Easier When Added to Our Daily Schedule.

My prayer life is made easier when added to my daily schedule. Click To Tweet

I have decided to add my prayer time to my daily schedule. The reason for doing so is that it helps me be intentional about doing it.

In order to do it easily, I have made it the first thing I do in the morning and the last thing you I do at night before going to bed.

In the beginning, it may be hard to do. But, just like any other thing in life, you will get better at it.

You can also use an alarm or a sound notification on your phone to remind you of prayer. 

2) Prayer Life Made Easier When Done With Someone Else.

My prayer life is made easier when done with someone else. Click To Tweet

Personally, I have several people who help me consistently pray, which makes it easier. The first people are my wife and our two daughters. Everyday, we get together before bed and pray.

Here are four things Lydia and I have used for a long time with our daughters, which I believe, can also help you: 1) be thankful for the day; 2) ask God to forgive you for anything wrong you did during the day; 3) ask God to bless your family and friends; and 4) ask God to keep you safe when you sleep.

In addition to praying with my family every evening, I also pray with other people at least on a weekly basis. I do it with people here in the U.S., and others around the world mostly, via Skype or over the phone.

3) Prayer Life Made Easier With the Use of Prayer Concerns from Other People.

My prayer life is made easier with the use of other People's prayer concerns and needs. Click To Tweet

Every single name in the bulletin and newsletter represents someone who longs for God’s touch.

God works in mysterious ways, which is often made possible through people just like you and I.

Because, you and I are members of the body of Christ, we have to share with each other in our moments of joy or struggle. The best way to do it is to pray for them. Sometimes, a person needs to know that someone else has been praying for them. It encourages them a lot.

Not all people share what for which, they need prayer. But, they can be willing to share if you can ask them for specifics and assure them that you will be praying for them. 

4) Prayer Life Made Easier With The Use of Prayer Apps.

My prayer life is made easier with the use of prayer apps. Click To Tweet

Some people record prayer concerns in their prayer journals. Personally, I use apps. The reason, I love apps, is that I always take them with me on my phone or iPad. As a result, I can pray anywhere I am since I have the names of people I have been praying for with me. It is one of the Five practices that has helped me be consistent with prayer. 

If you go to the Apple Store for IOS devices or Google Play Store for Android devices, you will find a lot of prayer apps.

The one that I am currently using is called “Prayer notes – a daily journal with God.” With this app, for example, you can prayer journal, track prayer request and answers, share your requests and create a daily prayer schedule.

There is no perfect way to do this. But, use whatever works for you, which can help you keep the names of people who need your support in prayer.

I would like to hear from you how your prayer life works. Is there something, not listed above, which you would be willing to share with me? Please, do it in the comment box.