Review. The challenge? A daily challenge in August designed to help you grow in your faith in Jesus by establishing (or adding to your already-existing!) daily habits of Bible reading and prayer. The participation part is designed to both allow us to encourage each other and to hold each other accountable. Jump in any time (even if it’s not August)!
Today’s Inspiration. If you’ve been following the challenge posts, you know by now what our inspiration for today’s challenge is, because it has been the same since Day 1 and will continue to be the same for a few days more. It’s Colossians 4:2:
Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.
Today, we’ll look at the second of the “five W questions”: What should we pray for?
Today’s Challenge. Today your challenge is to read and note (that means write down!) the types of things people in the Bible prayed, and use one of these as a model for your own prayer time today. For example, you could look at Jesus’ recorded prayers (this blog post lists some) or the way Paul prayed in his letters to the churches (see here for a list). Or you could go back to the Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6:5-15 or Luke 11:1-13) again and use that as a model.
Today’s Participation. Choose one thing someone in the Bible prayed for that you don’t normally pray for but think you should pray for. Write about it in today’s comments and tell us where it’s modeled in the Bible. Alternatively, depict it in a post on Instagram using #writinglifeaugustchallenge. I look forward to hearing from you and am praying for you!