Blog Moving. Follow us to our new home.

Thank you for following the PrayingLifeLive blog. I don’t want to lose contact with you, so I hope you’ll follow the blog at its new home. You can go here and sign up, or go to the  new blog site and sign up on the right hand side. SCROLL ALL THE WAY TO THE BOTTOM to “Subscribe to Blog.”
 

While you’re there, sign up for our quarterly newsletter. We do not flood your inbox with emails. We have a quarterly newsletter, and we try to make it worth your time to open… something free or discounted, along with good information.

I’ll start using the new blog location this week. Along with the weekly prayer action points, I’m going to do a series on nurturing a vision that I think you will enjoy.

One last thing,, since I’m emailing you. Two birds, one stone. I’m working on a book about living connected of the heart of Jesus and I need your stories. I’m looking for stories of times when you just found yourself in the right place at the right time. It seemed random, but turned out to be carefully orchestrated. I have set up an email address just for stories. prayinglifestories@gmail.com.

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Prayer Action Points: Week 30

“Let this be written for a future generation, that a people not yet created may praise the LORD” (Ps. 102:18)

This week, during your prayer times, compose a letter to future generations. Write a paragraph or a sentence or a thought each day. What do you want to pass along to those who will come after you? What do you want to leave them as a spiritual legacy? This will help you focus on what God means to you and will stir up genuine praise and worship.

What is the most important thing about the Lord that you want your descendants to know?

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Prayer Action Points: Week 29

“This is the day the LORD has made; [I will] rejoice and be glad in it” (Ps. 118:24).

This week, let this be your first thought every morning: This is the day the Lord has appointed for you. He has given you this day. Embrace everything He brings into this day. When it brings difficulty or disappointment, think of your circumstance as a “faith lab.” Every little joy or pleasure it brings is a gift from the Father. Start your prayer times this week by settling this in your mind: I will rejoice and be glad in this day.

How did your faith labs work out? Putting faith to the test in real time. Testimonies anyone?

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Short-sighted Earth-bound Thinking

Live a Praying Life by Jennifer Kennedy Dean

Dear friend, put away childish things—little flesh-shaped desires; short-sighted, earth-bound understanding. Yield yourself to His bigger agenda. Let Him do more than you can ask or even think. Let Him do His full and mighty work in you.

“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us” (Eph. 3:20-21).

Are you holding tightly to the best idea you have?

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Prayer Action Points: Week 28

“Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me,and lead me in the way everlasting” (Ps. 139:23-24).

This week, open your life to the Father so that He can clean out the clutter. Let Him bring to light anything that is keeping you from experiencing all that He has to offer. Don’t resist Him. He wants your life to be filled with His abundance and wants to rid you of anything that dilutes His power in you. Write down what He brings to mind.

Did you find some clutter? How does it feel to clean out the clutter?

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The Promise of Prayer

Live a Praying Life by Jennifer Kennedy Dean

The promise of prayer is a transformed heart. Through the ongoing flow of prayer we are brought into contact with the Father’s heart. As we behold His glory, we are changed into His image. Our lives begin to reflect Him. Our desires begin to reflect His desires. The promise of prayer is a heart that matches His.

“And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit” (2 Cor. 3:18).

What are some ways you have seen your desires being reshaped over time?

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Prayer Action Points: Week 27

“Be still, and know that I am God” (Ps. 46:10).

This week during your prayer times, focus on being in the moment. Let these words wrap themselves around your heart: “Be still. Know that I am God.” Let the power of His presence flood you, filling you with confidence, peace, boldness. When He says, “I am YOUR God,” what is He saying to you? Each morning, write down what it means to you that He is YOUR God.

What kinds of thoughts try to pull you out of the moment? How do you resist them?

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