7 // CREATE A PRAYER WALL – How to enjoy your morning and win your day
7 // CREATE A PRAYER WALL – How to enjoy your morning and win you day
This is probably my favourite part of my morning! I’ve seen prayer rooms, prayer walls and “war rooms” come with different names in different forms and sizes but they are all great for sticking to consistent and specific prayers- not just for ourselves but for those around us. My prayer wall is the inside of my wardrobe door. I sit in front of it every morning, looking at the pictures, texts and requests I have written on notes and then pray for those things and people. This is my favourite way of interceding for others. We often forget to stay intentional about praying for someone but this is a great way of for example praying for your husband, friend or the president each day of the year.
Why use a prayer wall, war room, prayer room?
- Because prayer is a necessity!! 48 times in the book of Acts it says “they prayed”. We need to pray continuously. Day in day out. There is not time for lukewarm christianity. WE need prayer warriors NOW. God hears our prayers and is able!
- We are told to pray continually ( 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18), be faithful in prayer (Romans 12:12) and devote ourselves to prayer (Colossians 4). How often do we actually stop to pray, though? Probably not as much as we would like or should. Spending time consistently in the war room helps to remember to pray for people, helps to stay faithful in prayer and make prayer a lifestyle.
- In today’s busy world it is much needed to find a quiet place with no distractions so that we can hear His voice sharply and clearly.
- Following Jesus’ example of withdrawing to a solitary place to pray. We are also told to pray in secret. There is a huge need for every believer to see the meaning of spending one on one time with God. Like two people in love want to be alone just the two of them, in the same way God wants us to be with Him.
“But when you pray, go to your room. Close the door and pray to your father who is unseen. then your father who sees what is done in the secret will reward you” -Matthew 6:6
5 Tips for praying in your spot
1. Find a place in your house that would work best for praying in the secret. It can be a wardrobe, cardboard on the wall of your bedroom, or as mine is, the inside of a wardrobe door. Preferably a quiet place where you can get in the secret. Make sure your space is well lighted and comfortable (not too comfortable tho). You might just start spending a lot of time there who knows.
2. Get some sticky notes and pictures of the people you want to start to pray for and start building the wall. Looking at people’s faces seems to help to remember to pray for them and then to pray more specifically for what they are going through in their lives.
3. Pray with your Bible and keep a journal next to your prayer spot. It will be helpful for you to write down the things you feel and hear The Lord speak to you. Later on you can go back on see that The Lord has answered many of your prayers. Also make sure that your Bible is not an electronic one.
4. When you go to your prayer spot. Leave your phone behind, relax and get your mind set on prayer and thanksgiving. Focus on the Lord, worship Him and pray fiercely for the people the Lord has put on your heart.
5. Be organized to beat the devil! Make it your priority. Find a way of spending time there every day. Ask The Lord for strategies for the things you are praying for. If you have a hectic life with kids, it might be helpful to build your prayer wall on the kitchen wall or somewhere you can easily see it from each morning.
IDEA FOR TOMORROW:
I encourage you to start your day off by engaging with the power of God by praying for your friends and family! Begin building your prayer life and use the 6 steps as a help. It might help you to pray remembering this acronym whilst praying: ACTS.
Adoration: Give God praise and honor for who He is as Lord over all.
Confession: Honestly deal with the sin in your prayer life.
Thanksgiving: Verbalize what you’re grateful for in your life and in the world around you.
Supplication: Pray for the needs of others and yourself
I suggest you use at least 5-10 minutes to do this tomorrow morning and see how that works for you. Then continue to do it each morning with the time that works for you whether it’s 5 or 30 minutes. The short term and especially long term effects will show you how important and healthy this is for your relationship with God. Let Him show you how important it is to have this special time in prayer each morning!
- Emily Crystal