Did you know the National Day of Prayer is May 7th? That’s this coming Thursday! Why not use this occasion to start building a habit of daily prayer? Here’s a daily prayer challenge for you! Can you commit to it?
How can we be sure to do this daily? We’ve compiled a short list of 3 simple prayers you can start your day with every day to make sure He has first place in your life. You don’t even have to get out of bed to do these! (But I recommend at least sitting up so you don’t fall back asleep!)
Psalm 100:4 says “Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.”
When we approach the Lord, shouldn’t we greet Him in awe and reverence? With thankfulness and praise? Start the day off right by thanking Him for 3 things. If you can think of more, go for it! “You’d be surprised how much there is that we take for granted!” says Rachel, one of our Rose staffers. “I always find my day is better when I am aware of what I’ve been blessed with…”
Surrender doesn’t always sound good, but this is the most positive and necessary surrender you will ever know: lift up any of your concerns, cares, and burdens up to the Lord. Doing so will allow room for His will in your life to unfold today. How powerful is that?! Pray that God will have full reign in your day, that you will clearly hear His voice and practice holy obedience to His Word, to do as He does, to pray as He prays. Ask that you remain aware of His presence throughout the day.
Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.–Psalm 46:10
Exalt ye the Lord our God, and worship at his footstool; for he is holy.–Psalm 99:5
Need we say more? God is holy! Spend a moment to simply sit before Him. If this seems new or foreign to you, and you want to learn more about who God is, take some time to read about his attributes and why He is worthy of all praise! I guarantee your worship and relationship with God will grow richer and richer as your practice this spiritual discipline.