Responding to: I Will Pray For You
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October 20, 2013 11:51 AM
This is my first time posting to a blog. This blog is more than worthy of me taking my time to post. I am excited about being a part of this online community. With the misuse of technology today, it is wonderful to see something so compelling and powerful as prayer being talked about in a blog. I love the thought of being able to use technology in a positive way, such as setting prayer reminders. I know many of my loved ones and friends have prayed for me, and now I can pay that forward.
October 19, 2013 9:42 AM
I have to take notes on who to pray for but never do. Pray I will pray for those needed in prayer here. May God bless each of you.
October 14, 2013 12:47 PM
I think it is a great idea to post notes. Or even use the book marker that is in my Bible. That way every time you turn to your scripture reading, it is there as a reminder. I find the greatest thing to do is not to wait but to pray with that individual right away. I find that praying is often a last resort when people do not know what to do, but it should be the first resort. May God bless you and your studies.
October 14, 2013 6:18 AM
I usually post reminders to pray for a person on the notes of my iphone, or jot the request down on paper, and place the reminder to pray in my Bible or book I am reading at the time. This way, I know the reminder will remain with me throughout my day, and while I travel. I also pray daily that God will place a prayer need on my heart during the day as He desires me to pray, and trust that when a person or event is placed on my heart, He is giving me the reminder to pray. My life is busy, and I am not always the best at remembering, but this way of prayer seems to work the best for me when I have made the commitment to pray.
October 12, 2013 9:16 AM
I'm kind of half and half. I am like Scott and pray for that person either then or after the meeting. But I fail at praying when I do not continue to pray for that person. An issue is not settled in our time but God's time.
My time is filled with distractions like teaching, my students, my husband, and a new grandson (week old) and his parents who now live with us who need a lot of direction. My life is so filled with blessings that I forget to ask for blessings for others.
Thank you for the lesson!
October 11, 2013 7:52 PM
I'd like to say that I always keep my promise of praying for others when I say I will, but unfortunately, sometimes I forget. I loved the suggestion about keeping track of a prayer list. This post has helped me to confront what the scriptures says about our yes being yes and our no's being no! Thank you...
October 11, 2013 3:35 PM
When I tell someone that I will pray for them, or they ask, I usually do it then or at the end of our meeting. That way I do not forget and I don't turn out like the others that just say it to please the person.
October 11, 2013 1:40 PM
Oh my goodness, as I read this post, I realized how much I fit into that picture. I am forever telling friends that I will pray for them (and I do), but some days, I get so caught up in my own world, that I do not pray at all.
Thank you for this post, it opened my eyes. I now have put a "Prayer List" on my computer calendar and it reminds me twice a day, to pray for those who are in need of God's blessings.
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