Prayer Journal2020-05-31T09:48:42-07:00

Wayside 15-minute Prayer Team Journal

Thank you for joining the prayer team as we strive to be intentional about prayerfully connecting to God and one another during this time.

A few notes for our journal:

* Each day will have a prayer prompt such as a scripture, or a simple prayer offered as a springboard.

* Under each daily post you are invited to comment with any reflections, noticings, or additional prompts or prayers you are finding helpful.

* Please do not name others in your entry in order to honor privacy and confidentiality.

August 14, 2020: Prayer Journal

We continue using the TACO prayer. Let this guide you as you pray and feel free to linger on any area that seems like it draws you today.

Thanks:

God, I offer you my words of thanks…

God, I thank you…


Adoration:

God, I offer you my adoration, praises…

God, I praise you for/because…


Confession:

God, I offer you my confessions…

God, I confess…


Offering:

God, I offer you my needs and concerns…

God, I offer you…

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August 13, 2020: Prayer Journal

For the next few days you are invited to pray using the TACO prayer. Let this guide you as you pray and feel free to linger on any area that seems like it draws you today.

Thanks:

God, I offer you my words of thanks…

God, I thank you…


Adoration:

God, I offer you my adoration, praises…

God, I praise you for/because…


Confession:

God, I offer you my confessions…

God, I confess…


Offering:

God, I offer you my needs and concerns…

God, I offer you…

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August 12, 2020: Prayer Journal

You are invited to pray in response to the question from James 5, “Are any cheerful? They should sing songs of praise.” Take a moment to be aware of those around you who seem to be full of joy and life right now. How can you pray that they will continue to find joy in life? Picture any children that you know. Pray that they will have a moment or two of joy and cheer today.

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August 11, 2020: Prayer Journal

You are invited to pray specifically for “any among you that are sick…” as James 5 says. Take a moment to hold those you know who are physically or emotionally struggling in the healing love of God. Who comes to mind as needing an anointing right now? Pray for those who are struggling.

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August 10, 2020: Prayer Journal

Take a few moments to just sit with the words and images from James 5 and pray that these words and images would be true for you this week:

Are any among you suffering? They should pray. Are any cheerful? They should sing songs of praise. Are any among you sick? They should call for the elders of the church and have them pray over them, anointing them with oil in the name of the Lord. The prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise them up; and anyone who has committed sins will be forgiven. Therefore confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, so that you may be healed. The prayer of the righteous is powerful and effective. (James 5:13-16)

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August 9, 2020: Prayer Journal

James 4:6 says, “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” As you sit with this verse today read these words spoken by Jesus and let them be your prayer today:

Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.

Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.

Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy.

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.

Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. (Matthew 5:3-10)

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August 8, 2020: Prayer Journal

James 4:6 says, “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” Picture the Wayside Community or the community of faith that you are connected with. Pray that this community will continue to stay grounded in the deep love and presence of God. Pray for a deep sense of humility, a teachable spirit, and loving actions to reign. Hold those in leadership and the whole community in the deep flow of the grace of God.

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August 7, 2020: Prayer Journal

James 4:6 says, “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” Today you are invited to offer your body and emotions to God. Be aware of your physical body and the emotions that are within you. How might you offer yourself right now into the loving presence and life of God? Looking forward to the rest of your day, how might you be open to letting God work in and through your body and emotions as you interact with others?

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August 6, 2020: Prayer Journal

James 4:6 says, “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” Pray for the leaders in your community and in this nation today. How might they seek to be humble and open to listening to those around them? How might they seek to be teachable and willing to admit when they have been wrong? Pray for a deep spirit of open and honest seeking of truth and goodness today.

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August 5, 2020: Prayer Journal

James 4:6 says, “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” Today you are invited to offer your mind and thoughts to God. Take a few moments to use a simple prayer such as, “God, you love me, I give you myself…” 

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August 4, 2020: Prayer Journal

James 4:6 says, “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” If you can, take a piece of paper and pen or some digital writing utensil. Simply list those whom you love and offer them into the deep loving presence of God. Invite the Spirit to lead, guide, hold, and direct them on this day.

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August 3, 2020: Prayer Journal

James 4:6 says, “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” The next few days we will be focused on offering ourselves with humility to God. Today, take a moment to be quiet and offer God the next few moments of prayer. Be still and quiet your heart with a simple prayer such as, “God, I am yours right now… take all of me today and lead where you desire…”

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August 2, 2020: Prayer Journal

Take a moment to come back to these words from James 3 that paints an image of wisdom:

But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without a trace of partiality or hypocrisy. And a harvest of righteousness is sown in peace for those who make peace.

How might your words be full of peace, gentleness, yielding, mercy, and impartial? Pray for yourself as you enter this day. May you find your words and actions gentle and loving today.

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August 1, 2020: Prayer Journal

James 3 speaks of words that have felt like curses to others. Take a moment or two to pray for anyone who has felt cursed or condemned by the power of words. Who around you may need to hear and experience new life and loving affirmation to counter any strong words of condemnation? Pray that the deep healing love of God would flow freely over and around them.

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