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Number seven: Pray for
Number seven: 30 ways to encourage others in 30 days (part of the 31 in 31 days project)

Number seven: Pray for

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Number seven: Pray for

How many times have you told a friend you’d pray for her, but other things got in the way? The baby was crying, the kids were fighting, dinner was boiling over, your husband came home…

Then later, you feel awful, because you promised that you’d pray. All were reasonable things to take up our time, but you still feel awful.

Here’s a tip: As soon as a request is made known to you, pray about it. Right then. Whatever you’re doing, pray while doing it.

Afterwards, when you have time, let her know you’ve been praying for her.

When your friend comes to your mind throughout the day, pray again. Pray without ceasing (1 Thess. 5:17).

Prayer encourages others in so many ways.

Being a habitual pray-er takes practice, but you can do it, and your friends – and you! – will be blessed for it.

God bless,
Jenn

Jenn

I'm a Christian wife to an amazing man and a stay-at-home-teaching mom to four special & incredible boys (14, 12.5, 10.5, & 8).  Sign up for posts, deals, & updates. Find me on Facebook (Writer page) (Fan page) (Community group), Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and Google+.

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  1. this is exactly what i do! my memory is horrid and if I do remember and pray again, well that is just icing on the cake.

    I also use my notes feature on my phone if its something that i want to pray for over a few days.

    thanks for the smile!

    @spreadingJOY

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