Everywhere I turn, there are people needing prayer.

Sick friends, stressed and depressed friends,

struggling marriages,

big decisions,

troubled kids,……..

the list goes on and on and on.

I have actually said out loud, “God, how do you do it?”

How do you take care of all of us?

And not feel overwhelmed?

Sometimes, I feel guilty because I say, “Yes, I’ll pray,” and then I go on my merry way and a few days later I realize I never did more than say I would pray.

Does God hear my unspoken prayers when I just “say” I’ll pray but don’t?

I sure hope so.

I’ve resorted to using things around me to remind me to pray for certain people.

Butterflies remind me to pray for Laurie.

Ladybugs remind me to pray for Rachel.

Brown bunny rabbits remind me to pray for Beth.

A sea shell in my kitchen window reminds me to pray for Mantha’s family and Jennifer’s.

Clowns remind me to pray for all my friends in Sunbury (sorry girls, but it’s the truth).

I’ve found that tying things to people puts a visual in front of me often, so I’ll remember to whisper a prayer.

I just received a call from a friend needing prayer for her son.  I’m thinking now of something to associate with him.

If your prayer list is long and you want to pray continually, try using things around you to bring those people to mind.

God wants us to prayer.  I believe He brings those things we have chosen into our daily paths often if we let Him know we want to use them as prayer reminders.

Start making your list today.

Your prayer list may be overwhelming, but I promise that the joy you’ll receive from seeing God speak back to you as you ask Him to help you be a prayer warrior will be even more overwhelming!