This is a short introduction to a series I’m going to be doing for the remainder of this month. It’s just a little bit of inspiration, for those of you who need it, and certainly for myself because I know I definitely need this!
I had a vision, and I’ve neglected it.
Here I am, moved out and now living less than 4 minutes from school, and I feel like I have less hours in my day than I did when I lived a half hour away. My days are chock-full of responsibilities and engagements.
What happened to my vision of a fresh new start “adulting”, and organizing my days so that when I got home in the evenings, I would be able to close my door and go before God?
It was a priority I had planned, to let nothing disrupt me from a daily routine of prayer: intimate, consistent communication with God, in a new “distraction-free” zone. Aaaand… I let myself get busy.
But I want and need a *gentle* kick in my prayer life, and I decided that this March would be a time for that vital Spring-cleaning of habits and priorities.
So I’ve been looking at what I need to bring before the Lord.
And I felt the need to spend more significant, intentional time praying for Zachary and for the direction of our relationship.
I like to prayer-journal. It’s always been so much easier for me to express myself in writing, and this even sometimes plays into my prayer life- writing letters to God. It helps me organize my thoughts more, and I can go back over them aloud. (It’s also a wonderful record of the conversations my Father and I have had, and when I go back months later, I can see how He answered and wove things into place!) 🙂
So for this particular 21-day journey I am psyched to share with you, we are going to be tackling the task of Praying For The Man You Love. We’re developing a beautiful habit that will carry on well past these short 3 weeks, and help us in forming prayer strategies in other areas of our lives, as well.
I’m going to be posting a prayer on a specific topic each day, lifting up Zachary’s heart, mind, and body, and praying the blessings of numerous fruits of the Spirit over him. I encourage you to be creative and personalize these sorts of prayers for your man, whether you are dating, engaged, or haven’t even met him yet! Let us be prayer warriors, dear sisters– speaking truth and power into the lives of our men.
Father, I lift up these women who join me in prayer, for your perfect work in our lives to continue, and in the lives of our loved ones. May they feel Your peace, Your clarity and strength, as they dedicate this time to you, Lord, and may they see the power their prayers effect in the lives of the men they lift up to you. Bless these women, God! And I know it is Your great pleasure to do so. ♥