Prayer Challenge

A habit challenge

Martin Luther wrote:   

  • “There is nothing for us to do on earth but to pray without ceasing against this archenemy. For if God did not support us, we would not be safe from him for a single hour.”--Large Catechism Part III, The Lord’s Prayer

 

Use this prayer challenge to develop a habit of prayer.  Set aside a time each day and take this 30 second prayer challenge.  Pray for whatever is on your heart that day. 

Praise God for what he has done, pray for your spouse, your kids, your coworkers, your job, good health, good friends, for the blessings in your life, etc.. If you don't know what to pray for that day, say the Lord's Prayer.

 

You can use the timer on page to let you know when your 30 seconds has expired. You can start the timer with or without music.

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Why Pray:

God has recommended that we pray, so prayer should be part of our life in Him.

The Bible speaks often about praying. Jesus himself prayed often and encouraged his disciples to pray as well: (quoted from ESV – BibleGateway.com)

  • “But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,” Matthew 5:44

  • “And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward.” Matthew 6:5

  • “Pray then like this: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name.” Matthew 6:9

  • “Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.” Romans 12:12

  • “praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end, keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints,” Ephesians 6:18

  • “do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.” Philippians 4:6

  • “Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving.” Colossians 4:2

  • “pray without ceasing,” 1 Thessalonians 5:17

  • “First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people,” 1 Timothy 2:1

  • “And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up on the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone,” Matthew 14:23

  • “Then Jesus went with them to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to his disciples, “Sit here, while I go over there and pray.” Matthew 26:36

  • “And rising very early in the morning, while it was still dark, he departed and went out to a desolate place, and there he prayed.” Mark 1:35

  • “But he would withdraw to desolate places and pray.” Luke 5:16

  • “In these days he went out to the mountain to pray, and all night he continued in prayer to God.” Luke 6:12

  • “And he told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart.” Luke 18:1

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