Wednesday, July 6, 2016

We Keep Praying...

...He keeps answering.  It seems so simple, but so often we get out of the habit of prayer, or we never established it to begin with.  I do not know what I would do without my daily prayer time and my prayer journal.  Years ago I acquired a three ring binder that is called the "29/59 Plan".  The object is to organize one's daily prayer time for about 30 minutes a day (or 29 minutes and 59 seconds, if you get the drift).

For the last several years I have been pretty faithful to get on my stationary bike and pedal for 30 minutes each morning while working my way through the prayer journal.  There are some things I pray for daily (it is a pretty long list), and some things I pray for on a particular day of the week.

About once every month or so, I have to update the daily list because I have scribbled new names or requests on it, or I have filled up empty spaces with those three wonderful letters "PTL".  I keep those old pages in the back of the binder and review them about once a week.  It is AMAZING to look back and see the prayers God has answered.

A recent PTL was recorded last week when my son and his wife announced we would have a new grandson around Thanksgiving this year.  Another recent PTL was confirmation that I would see a friend whose spiritual condition I was uncertain of in Heaven some day.  PTL!

If you are interested, you can make your own "29/59" with a three ring binder and 8 dividers.  Make one divider for "daily", then one for each day of the week.  Then start praying.  I promise, He will start answering.  That's not just my promise.  It's His. 

Mt. 7:7-11

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