Have you ever told someone that you would pray for them and completely forgot to do it? The Prayer Book is here to help. As followers of Christ, we are called to pray without ceasing.
Often times, we forget about the importance and the power of prayer in our lives and in the lives of those around us. I was personally convicted about not maximizing the power of prayer in my life, and I decided to create something called a Prayer Book.
This Prayer Book was a way for me to keep track of all of my prayers and to remain consistent in praying for people who asked for prayer and for people that I loved and was interceding for on a regular basis. I would mark the date that I started praying and then I would keep a tally mark of how many times I prayed for each person, and then I would highlight the prayer when God answered it. This helped me in my prayer life because it showed me how frequently God answered prayers, and how faithful He is in our lives!
After receiving breakthrough in my own life in the realm of prayer, I decided to post about it on my personal Instagram to see if anyone wanted a Prayer Book of their own.
From there, the Prayer Books grew and grew until they became what we have today, our pocket Prayer Books.
The intention of the Prayer Book has always been the same -- the Prayer Book helps us to center our mind back on the importance of petitioning on behalf of our brothers and sisters to our Father in heaven. The Prayer Book allows you to keep track of the details of certain prayer requests.
Through the Prayer Book, you are able to track the date you began praying, the date God answered the prayer, and a tally of how many times you have prayed for that person. This is a beautiful way to continually track the ways that you have devoted yourself to prayer for those around you.
I have seen so much transformation in my prayer life and in my walk with Christ because the Prayer Book was a constant encouragement to continually speak with Jesus and focus my mind on those who needed prayer. It made me more aware of people in my life who needed prayer and continued to remind my heart to think about the ways that other people are fighting their own battles and are in need of support and encouragement on a regular basis.