My heart sank as I read the exciting email.
A dear friend was writing me to thank me for my prayers. God had answered and the situation was resolved.
While I was elated for her that God had come through, as I knew He would, I felt guilty that I hadn’t given the situation as much prayer as I had promised.
In the moment I had good intentions, but between nursing and diapers, an active toddler and housework, the need got swept aside and lost in all the daily clutter.
Sadly, this episode was rerun several times over since then. Each time it bothered me more and more because I hate to break my word.
I had promised to pray.
I needed to follow through on my promises!
Every time someone shared a need, I would write it on my list. I would check back to see how my friends were doing.
It was very efficient!
At first I was quite proud of my little system. That is until my list became so overwhelmed with needs that I found I lacked time to adequately pray for them all.
My system needed tweaking! That’s when I turned to my index cards.
The ultimate organizing tool!
I have 8 of them.
One is for daily prayers. I pray through The Lord’s Prayer as a guide. Here is a booklet and work book where I describe how this works.
The remaining 7 cards are divided up Monday through Sunday.
At the top of the card is one ongoing need.
Under that I pick 4-5 additional needs to pray for each day. This way, each need or person is prayed over each week.
I have been using this system for months now, and have found it to be my best system yet!
I made these free printable prayer cards for you to use. You will receive a link immediately in your email to download these prayer cards, along with a bunch of other fun and useful printables!.
Revolutionize your prayer time by using this one simple tip to daily pray for your friends and family!
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- Rosilind, a Pacific Northwest native, is a missionary living in Croatia and married to her hero. Together they live in the country with their 2 active boys where she enjoys fruity candles and a hot cup of herbal tea on a blustery fall evening. She holds an Associates of Practical Theology and is passionate about discipling and encouraging women. Her passion for writing led her to author a number of books. She is the author of A Little R & R where she encourages women to find contentment in what God created them to be. She can also be found at these other places on a regular basis. You can follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google +.