Becoming a Prayer Warrior – Fervent in Prayer

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One of my goals in life is to be a prayer warrior, fervent in prayer. Yet lately I have felt a reluctance to pray, my usual set aside time was getting sucked back into other things. I felt a need to finish up quickly and get on to those other things. So like I often do, when having some kind of problem, I started looking around for a book where the author had experienced something similar and perhaps had some suggestions I could implement. I started reading:

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Fervent: A Woman’s Battle Plan to Serious, Specific, and Strategic Prayer

Fervant, written by Priscilla Shirer, is more than a book about prayer, its actually a work book to plan very specific prayers that align with God’s plan. I am working through a chapter on getting my passion for prayer back when its gone. The perfect chapter for me! “Fervent prayer is fueled by passion. By faith. By fire.” As my fire and passion have seemed lower, my focus has shifted towards myself and the general not-enoughedness of being me. I need to let my weakness point me back to God’s grace and His strength.

I am creating a specific prayer after reading these words:

“The presence of passion, faith and belief in our hearts is a gift…instead of feeling guilty – personally responsible – whenever your passion in prayer is weak or missing, realize instead that it is God’s work both to give it and then to fan it into flame inside you. Which means you cannot manufacture it on your own. So go to Him to get it back.”

And I mediate on God’s word:

I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will remove your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh – from Ezekial 36:26

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Faith – Serving Christ in Different Ways

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Mary and Martha were sisters, but they were both different in their ways of thinking and their approach to faith. Both sisters had faith in Christ and great love for Him, but Martha was focused more on the tangible reality of life, while Mary was more interested in the things that are eternal.

Mary anointed Jesus with perfume and was berated by the disciples for wasting her costly oil. Jesus defended Mary and said that she would always be remembered for this act. When Mary’s act made sense to no one else, she did it anyway, showing courage and faith.

Faith First

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Martha shows up when Jesus stayed at her home. Many women can identify with Martha as a homemaker with meticulous hospitality. She was focused on preparation for His visit, busy with many things, while Mary is focused solely on the teachings of Jesus. Mary is listening to Jesus rather than assisting Martha in the house work. Martha addressed her concerns with Jesus, and He told her that Mary had chosen the better option. This is a reminder to seek God and His kingdom first and let everything else fall into place.

Mary’s story is one of encouragement, to be bold and earnestly seek Him. What Mary sought could never be taken away from her.

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I will Trust in Your Unfailing Love

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Praying for Your Elephant

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Kingdom, Power, Glory – Lord’s Prayer Matt 6:13

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