31 Thoughts From 31 Days of “Dare to Pray”

pray copyThis is it, Day 31 of the 31 Days of Writing Challenge! Here’s the  beginning, Day 1   just in case you missed it. 

In this last writing, I am pulling out some thoughts that I want to take with me. I may even stop back here occasionally and pull a “Thought for the Day.” For example, if it’s November 15,  I’ll skim down to #15 and meditate on that nugget for the day. I hope you’ll join me. Have a wonderful week. See you soon!

Thoughts for the Day

  1. Prayer creates a channel for God’s power to flow into the world. (Day 2)
  2. We can flash hundreds of instantaneous prayers at people near us or faraway all throughout the day. (Day 4)
  3. If we believe that prayers change the course of history, we will pray more.(Day 5)
  4. Learning to spend the day in the Presence of the Lord is the single most important thing we can do for the world we live in.(Day 6)
  5. In playing the Game With Minutes, we try to call Him (Jesus) to mind at least one second of each minute. (Day 7)
  6. “What a nation thinks about, that it is.” We cannot control the thoughts of our world, our nation, or even those closest to us, but we can direct our own thoughts toward the Lord, and inspire others to do the same.(Day 8)
  7. The Game With Minutes helps us to guard our heart, encourages us to bring Christ into our day to day activities, to converse with Him throughout the day, and to bring Him into every minute of our day. (Day 9)Beautiful-Sunset-in-Marrakesh
  8. If you will start with trying to be faithful to pray just five minutes each day, you will soon start to love prayer and will find yourself praying, ten minutes, then twenty, and more. (Day 10)
  9. The results of the Game With Minutes begin to show clearly in a month. They grow rich after six months, and glorious in ten years.” Frank Laubach (Day 11)
  10. “The sense of being led by an unseen hand which takes mine while another hand reaches ahead and prepares the way, grows upon me daily.” Frank Laubach (Day 12)
  11. “I do not need to strain at all to find opportunity. It piles in upon me as the waves roll over the  beach, and yet there is time to do something about each opportunity.” Frank Laubach (Day 12)
  12. “I feel simply carried along each hour, doing my part in a plan which is far beyond myself.” Frank Laubach (Day 12)
  13. “My part is to live this hour in continuous inner conversation with God and in perfect responsiveness to his will, to make this hour gloriously rich.” Frank Laubach (Day 12)
  14. The silent words that make up our thoughts are really inner conversation with ourselves. Instead, as we turn all of our thoughts to God, we make all thought a conversation with God. (Day 13)trees
  15. When our mind wanders away, as it will, we gently bring it back to God. Every minute is a new beginning. (Day 13)
  16. “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.” Frank Laubach (Day 13)
  17. What matters to you, matters to God. (Day 14)
  18. “If you forget to play the game for minutes or hours or days, do not groan or repent, but begin anew with a smile.” (Day 15) Frank Laubach
  19. We can take every day irritating events or frustrating circumstances and turn them into life-changing adventures by praying. (Day 15)
  20. “Flash Prayers,” Breath Prayers” or “7-second Prayers” can take only a breath or a few seconds to pray. You can have one ready at all times. (Day 17)
  21. We turn every thought to Christ, teaching ourselves to quickly turn a thought into a prayer. If we don’t know what to say, we can bring up what or who is in front of us. (Day 17)sky3
  22. Making all thought a conversation with God is the greatest, most productive, and joyous activity we could possibly engage upon. (Day 18)
  23. When you are happy, you can lighten the load of those around you. (Day 19)
  24. God’s love for us is greater than anything we could imagine. (Day 20)
  25. Look at the horizon, lift your eyes up and see as far as you can see. Trust God to take you there.(Day 21)
  26. Expect to hear His Voice, and your sense of spiritually hearing will improve with practice. (Day 23)
  27. Look for Him to speak through the things and people around you. (Day 25)
  28. Sometimes the beauty of the heart can only be expressed with the absence of words. (Day 26)word-of-god
  29. God is not limited by words. (Day 27)
  30. “There is no pit so deep that He [God] is not deeper still.” Betsie Ten Boom (Day 28)
  31. Because of the Name of Jesus, all of our prayers and all of our days can be full of life and joyful answers. (Day 30)

As I make the final keystroke on this Challenge, I say, “Good-bye for now!” Please stop in often and share your thoughts.

We must continue to pray, remembering that our prayers change the course of history.

Have you developed the habit of praying every time you see a flag or a symbol of America? It is so easy to forget to bring our requests before the Father. Let each symbol remind us to pray. Dare to Pray for America. God bless America and God bless each of you!

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5 Responses

  1. What a great idea for the final post!

  2. Hey Sharon, love your insights. Thank you.

  3. Thanks for sharing these thoughts! Prayer is so important! Your post made me think of the book, The Practice of the Presence of God, by Brother Lawrence. Have you read it? I highly recommend it!

    Congratulations on completing the #write31days challenge! My series was 31 Days of Studying and Sharing God’s Word.

    ~Urailak @Living for God (http://bornagainandblessed.blogspot.com/)

  4. ambercadenas

    I love this – “There is no pit so deep that He [God] is not deeper still.” Great thoughts here on prayer. Thanks for sharing with us at Unforced Rhythms.

    • Thanks, Amber. I have seen the movie, and I can hear Betsie saying that in her weak German accent. It was a movie that was hard to watch. The book really affect me many years ago! I was happy to run across the quote.

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