I found a short article in a magazine that listed ten different prayer "postures" found in the Bible and we (my 11 year old daughter and I) are going to use it to kick off the new year in prayer!
January 1, 2011 Kneeling 1 Kings 8:54
January 2, 2011 Standing Jeremiah 18:20
January 3, 2011 Sitting 2 Samuel 7:18
January 4, 2011 In Bed Psalm 63:6
January 5, 2011 In Private Matthew 6:6
January 6, 2011 With Others Psalm 35:18
January 7, 2011 Hands Lifted 1 Timothy 2:8
January 8, 2011 Silently 1 Samuel 1:13
January 9, 2011 Aloud Acts 16:25
January 10, 2011 At All Times Luke 18:1
The more we learn about prayer, the more we will think about prayer, the more we will think about our Savior and talk with Him and the better we will know Him and love Him. I want to begin the year pointed at Him in prayer!
We will be recording this in our prayer journals so we can discuss what we are learning. Here is the format (just to give my daughter something to follow):
- Scripture written out
- Two things I prayed about
- My thoughts (3+ sentences)