“And I tell you, ask and you will receive; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened for you.” – Luke 11:9
I’ve thought about starting a Prayer Chain Facebook Page before. Sounds like a great idea, doesn’t it? I never got around to it. I shied away telling myself the upkeep would be too much. I wouldn’t have enough time to post with my other responsibilities.
When it comes to asking for prayer the extent of my request is usually “Please pray for me,” or “Keep me in your prayers, please” before saying goodbye and hanging up the telephone after talking with a friend.
I’m really not good at asking for things. I don’t usually go into detail about exactly what I need. I realize I sometimes do that with God. Thankfully He knows the secrets of our hearts, as it states in Psalms 44:21. He knows what I need before I ask. It’s the same with you.
So this is my prayer chain post! I believe in the power of prayer. I believe in the power of community.
While I was trying to decide on the topic of this article, I thought this was the perfect opportunity for me to kindly request prayer from my readers. My birthday is this month. I will be thirty-six years old on Jan. 26. Since it is almost my birthday, I hoped this could be your birthday gift to me.
So I’m asking. Will you offer up a prayer for me? If you have any special intentions, please let me know. I would be happy to pray for you too. This time, I want to be more specific. I ask that you pray for my health.
I’m so thankful for the ability to walk, despite the injuries I had from my catastrophic accident at sixteen years of age. Please ask God to continue to heal me and bless my abilities.
I’ve heard a pastor say that whenever you’re in trouble, it’s good to pray for others to get the focus off yourself. The advice was, “Anytime you want to stop feeling sorry for yourself, start praying for someone else.” It has a healing effect on all of us.
Some prayer techniques that really help me:
Talking to God daily
Reading Bible verses and short prayers in the morning
Speaking to Him through prayer and worship songs
Lighting a candle
Thanking Him throughout the day via a powerful form of prayer-praise
The power of prayer is infinite. There are no limits to how much it can help us.
If you write your prayer requests in the comments, I promise I will pray for you. Who knows, maybe other readers will too! Don’t be shy. Share your thoughts. I love to hear from you!