This is the Middle Day of my 31 Days of Writing Challenge, Day 16, hump day. After today there will be 15 more. Where will these posts lead us, and what can we accomplish between now and then? You can start here if you need to catch up from Day One.
At the beginning of this adventure, I promised you would find inspiration and motivation to pray. I mentioned the little book called, Prayer, the Mightiest Force in the World, by Frank Laubach which gave us insights into the why, how, when and where of prayer.
As promised I used quotes and excerpts from the book to inspire us to pray and to pray specifically for the United States of America.
Nine Notable Quotes from the Past 15 Days
- “Enough people praying enough will release into the human blood stream the mightiest medicine in the universe, for we shall be the channels through which God can exert His infinite power.”
- “We help God when we pray.”
- “People would pray if they knew that prayer can save the world. They are waiting for us to lead the way.”
- “Nobody but God knows how often prayers have changed the course of history.”
- “If we believe that prayers change the course of history, we will pray more.”
- “As a nation thinks,so it is.”
- ” The moment I turn to Him, it is like turning on an electric current which I feel through my whole being.”
- “I am finding every day the best of the five or six ways that I try to keep contact with God is for me to wait for His thoughts, to ask Him to speak.”
- “Our perpetual self-talk–the chatter in our head as we commute, prepare sandwiches, or do exercises–can be transformed into a continual conversation with God.”
Day Six introduced Flash Prayers and this led us naturally into the Game With Minutes which brought us through Day 15. Througout these 15 days, we have used three books by Frank Laubach. I want you to be able to easily order any of these three so here they are with links to Amazon:
Prayer, the Mightiest Force in the World 2012 reprint of 1946 edition. Covers the why, how, when, and how of prayer. Amidst his work with the hostile Moros tribe of the Philippines, Laubach experienced an extraordinary breakthrough of the sense of the Lord’s presence as he prayed.
The Game With Minutes 2012 Reprint of 1956 American Edition. In this book, Laubach urged Christians to attempt keeping God in mind for at least one second of every minute of the day.
Practicing His Presence, 1973. This book is a condensation of other books by Laubach and also includes chapters written by Brother Lawrence who was born in 1611, three hundred years prior to Frank Laubach, yet practiced the Presence of God daily, and moment by moment.
Another important part of the last 15 days has been the Dare to Pray Challenge.
Dare to Pray for America
Since September 1, I have challenged myself and others to continue to pray for America. You can read the Hope for America Challenge to Pray starting here. Throughout the 31 Day Writing Challenge, along with being inspired to pray, I have offered suggestions for prayer for America at the end of each day’s writing. I hope you will join and pray for America every day. We can all be reminded to pray every time we see a flag or a symbol of America. I invite you to share what you see that reminds you to pray. Share in words or pictures on my Dare to Be Happy Facebook Page. Encourage others to pray. I can see a mighty move of God in our country, and I want to be a part of it. I want you to be a part of it, too. Comment here if you are in for the next 15 days. God bless you, and God bless America.
Dare to Pray, “Thy Will be done in our country today and every day.”
Moving Forward, we will find out what a “Breath Prayer” is. We’ll have more on the Game With Minutes, and the where, what, when and how of prayer. And every day, we will continue to pray for America.