Tag: prayer

{my 2009 prayer journal}

have you seen this? if  you are a paper-junkie, like me,

you will loooooove these yummy journals. 

they are from ecojot, 100% recycled paper. 

i received one for Christmas and i have been saving it. when i have a big, fat, blank, new notebook, you can’t just use it for any willy-nilly thing. 

i wait until i can use it for something ‘good’.  something other than just ‘paper’. 

i finally realized the perfect solution. {my 2009 prayer journal} 

one of my favorite memories is the summer that nick & kevin got their tonsils out on the same day and the following month of recuperating. 

not because of what they went through, but because at the time, i was faithful in my daily devotions and prayer time. 

i kept a prayer journal for quite a while, (and have numerous ones from different times), but this particular prayer journal, from that period of time, is the most dear to me.  i wrote specific prayers in it, pouring out my requests to God.  then, as my prayers were answered, (not always what i asked for, but with God’s will), i would record God’s answers to my prayers. 

when you can look back over a period of time and see how amazing God is,

how He loves us and is always there for us,

and He not only hears our prayers,

but answers them…..it is an amazing feeling!!

i long to feel that close to God again. 

to keep track of answered prayers. 

to be able to see specifically how God has worked in my life…day after day… 

i am excited! 

i look forward to 2009 and walking with God, spending time daily with Him. 

a year of refocus & renew. 

i challenge YOU to do the same! 

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{whisper a prayer} for your teen

  • Dear God, “Don’t let __________give up meeting together with other believers, even if some of her (his) friends quit going to church or to youth group.  Instead, help me to encourage her (him)–and help her (him), in turn, to encourage others–as we look forward to your return.”  Amen  (Hebrews 10:25)

  • Dear God, “Allow ___________ to be rooted and established in love.  Give him (her) power to grasp how wide and long and high and deep your love is.  Let him (her) know this love that surpasses all understanding, that he (she) my be completely filled with your grace.”  Amen  (Ephesians 3:18-19)

  • Dear God, “Teach __________ to fear you and worship you and listen to your voice.  Do not let him (her) rebel against your commands, but cause him (her) to follow you, so that all will be well in his (her) life.”  Amen  (1 Samuel 12:14)

-taken from “Praying the Scriptures for Your Teenagers”  by Jodie Berndt

i love using these books that use the scriptures as prayers.  it is a great way to see how the Bible applies to OUR daily lives.  we know that the Bible speaks truth.  promises that we can claim because they are the words of Christ. quick little prayers that we can use as examples when praying for our teens.