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.

September 5, 2020: Prayer Journal

The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. God makes me lie down in green pastures, and leads me beside quiet waters, God refreshes my soul.

Take a moment to pray for those you know could use some refreshment. That God would meet them with green pastures and quiet waters. How might our good and loving shepherd, Jesus Christ, minister to them right now?

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September 4, 2020: Prayer Journal

The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. God makes me lie down in green pastures, and leads me beside quiet waters, God refreshes my soul.

How might you rest with God and pray for those who need to be reminded that God is our shepherd?

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September 3, 2020: Prayer Journal

We will be using Psalm 23 as a springboard for prayer. Today simply read this Psalm and pray
what comes to the surface.

The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. God makes me lie down in green pastures, and leads
me beside quiet waters, God refreshes my soul. God guides me along the right paths for their
name’s sake. Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with
me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of
my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely your goodness and love will
follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

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August 26, 2020: Prayer Journal

We will be using James 5:13-16 as a springboard for prayer. 

13 Are any among you suffering? They should pray. Are any cheerful? They should sing songs of praise. 14 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. 15 The prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise them up; and anyone who has committed sins will be forgiven. 16 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.

As you sit with these verses today, what prayers do you notice within yourself? How might you speak, write, or live into these prayers? Invite God to expand your faith and trust in the deep love and presence of Jesus right now.

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August 25, 2020: Prayer Journal

We will be using James 5:13-16 as a springboard for prayer.

13 Are any among you suffering? They should pray. Are any cheerful? They should sing songs of praise. 14 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. 15 The prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise them up; and anyone who has committed sins will be forgiven. 16 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.

Take a moment to confess any areas of sin or brokenness. Are there ways in which you are being called to confess these to another individual and allow them to speak forgiveness over you? How might you pray for others you know who are struggling as well. How might you be a loving support to them right now?

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August 24, 2020: Prayer Journal

We will be using James 5:13-16 as a springboard for prayer. 

13 Are any among you suffering? They should pray. Are any cheerful? They should sing songs of praise. 14 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. 15 The prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise them up; and anyone who has committed sins will be forgiven. 16 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.

Take a moment to pray for anyone you know who is sick or dealing with illness. How are you called to be practical love in “anointing them” right now? How might you offer these individuals into the loving presence of God?

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August 23, 2020: Prayer Journal

We will be using James 5:13-16 as a springboard for prayer. 

13 Are any among you suffering? They should pray. Are any cheerful? They should sing songs of praise. 14 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. 15 The prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise them up; and anyone who has committed sins will be forgiven. 16 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.

Take a moment to sit with the image of singing songs of praise. What words, thoughts, or images of praise come to the surface. Now take a moment to read or sing the following:

Doxology
Praise God from whom all blessings flow
Praise God all creatures here below
Praise God whose loving never ends
Creator, Christ and Spirit Friend 

Amen 

“Doxology” words by Thomas Ken, 1674
“Old Hundredth” music by Louis Bourgeois, 1551
alternative lyrics by Pat Sears, 2020  © public domain
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August 22, 2020: Prayer Journal

We will be using James 5:13-16 as a springboard for prayer. 

13 Are any among you suffering? They should pray. Are any cheerful? They should sing songs of praise. 14 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. 15 The prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise them up; and anyone who has committed sins will be forgiven. 16 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.

Take a moment to list things you are grateful for or that are bringing joy to you. You might find it helpful to write these down or note them in some way. Thank God for the gifts you have received.

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