In The Word // Psalms 145:18

July 8, 2014

I'm going to be completely honest with all of you.... my prayer life sucks. I simply do not talk to the Lord on purpose enough. I feel Him and I know He is always with me, but do I make a point every day to sit in His presence and talk to Him? No, I do not. 

I make excuses. I fill my time with all kinds of things (this blog being a BIG thing) and I simply don't make time for prayer. I hate this about my relationship with the Lord. It makes my connection with Him hard. Just like any relationship that doesn't have a strong type of communication, it will struggle. 

At the beginning of this month I came across this post and I felt God tugging on my heart. Asking me to take this challenge and work on our relationship. During the past week it hasn't been perfect, but it has been better. I am thinking about talking to the Lord more. I feel that I need it more. It has been a great challenge.

The 31 days of prayer:
July 1st: Spouse (current or future)
July 2nd: Parents
July 3rd: Neighbor (Literal)
July 4th: Neighbors around you (community you live in)
July 5th: Co-worker (specific person)
July 6th: Boss
July 7th: Friend (specific)
July 8th: Group of friends
July 9th: Distant/Lost friend
July 10th: A new baby
July 11th: Siblings
July 12th: A member of your extended family
July 13th: Church friend or family
July 14th: Your pastor
July 15th: An ex
July 16th: An old teacher
July 17th: An online friend (yay blogosphere!)
July 18th: A homeless person
July 19th: A refugee
July 20th: Military member
July 21st: Your President/Country's Leader
July 22nd: Your Country's Decision Makers
July 23rd: A new Christian
July 24th: A lost friend (spiritually)
July 25th: A grandparent
July 26th: A broken family
July 27th: Current or future children
July 28th: Current or past roommate
July 29th:  Other believers
July 30th: Yourself presently
July 31st: Your future self + family

Some other things that I have done to help in the past few days are....
1// Try my best to set aside time every day to do this. Add it in my schedule so it won't be a last minute, because I have to do it, kind of thing.
2// Start a prayer journal. I've been meaning to do this ever since I made my 101 in 1001 list back in November but once again, I made excuses. I knew that I wouldn't fill the pages and take the time to write down my prayers. his way.
3// Writing down your prayers will also help you stay focused. My mind doesn't wander as easily when I'm using pen and paper.

I'm trying my best to be thankful and persistent to thank Him for all the things that fill my day. Knowing that all my blessings come from Him makes that easier.

How is He working in your heart?
Share it with us anytime this week, we would love to hear from you!
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Cassie Lee said...

You go girl! Praying for you as you work through this!

CassieEliya said...

thanks!! :)

CassieEliya said...

It is so easy to make excuses... glad you enjoyed the list! I found it on the blog below:
Her blog is wonderful also, defintiely check it out!!

Kelli B said...

I've been doing this 31 Days of Prayer as well! :) Love Madison's blog. And I hear ya with blogging getting in the way...I feel that lately too!

CassieEliya said...

Thank you, it is tough and it is comforting to know I'm not the only one. :)

CassieEliya said...

She does have a great blog!! :) glad you are doing it too... hope you are enjoying it!

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