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40 Days - Enriching Prayer Life

40 Days - Enriching Prayer Life

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Published by God's Girl Dalynn
Small techniques to use toward enriching prayer life.
Small techniques to use toward enriching prayer life.

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Published by: God's Girl Dalynn on May 22, 2010
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 This is an opportunity to check up on the state of your spiritual health. In prayer westrengthen our connection with God. Fasting asks us to let go of habits that get inthe way of our ability to love God, ourselves, and others. Through this, we come tosee others as God sees them – as worthy of our love and sharing. Here are 40 days,40 personal invitations to wake up your spiritual life and put more meaning in yourdaily living. Make use of the list as you see fit, realizing that if you miss a few alongthe way, that’s alright – your intent to make this meaningful is what counts themost.
Personal Notes: __________________________________________________________  __________________________________________________________  __________________________________________________________  __________________________________________________________  __________________________________________________________  __________________________________________________________  __________________________________________________________  __________________________________________________________ 
 
 __________________________________________________________  __________________________________________________________ Enriching Your Prayer Life –
1.
Change the channel.
 Today, Wednesday will signal a major changein how you’ll live the next 40 days. Signal the change by skipping TVall day.
2.
Feed your soul.
Many people today are overworked andundernurtured. Schedule weekly dates to do something fulfilling alonebrowse an antique shop, listen to a favorite album, visit an artmuseum. Start today.
3.
Eat light.
Cut back on the size of your meals today (and each Fridayduring the next 40 days). Recognize your hunger as an expression of God-hunger. Give the money saved on food to charities that feedhungry people.
4.
Be a Simon the Cyrenean.
Simon helped carry Jesus’ cross. Today,offer to help a neighbor, family member, or co-worker with a toughchore. The help can be physical, emotional, or spiritual.
5.
Worship with friends or family.
Be attentive to the songs, prayers,and readings. Discuss the sermons after the service.
 
6.
Avoid gossip.
Avoid situations that tempt you to talk negatively aboutothers. When talking about others, say nice things or nothing at all.
7.
Send a message.
Write a letter to someone from whom you’reestranged, seeking to reestablish your friendship. If you need to,apologize and ask forgiveness. If appropriate, offer your ownforgiveness.
8.
Give it up.
Pick one habit that drags you down or keeps you fromliving fully. Just for today, let go of it. Fill that emptiness withsomething positive.
9.
Share a meal.
Make a meal and bring it to a shut-in neighbor orfriend. Or invite someone to a meal at your home.
10.
Rise and pray.
Get up a half-hour early today and spend time inprayer. You can meditate, write in a journal, say memorized prayers, orread the Bible.
11.
Be complimentary.
Compliment someone on a job well done. Lookaround your life for an unsung hero and thank that person for his orher diligence, competence, and dedication.
12.
Clear away clutter.
Sometimes outward messiness in our livesreflects an inner clutter. Clean up a junk drawer, messy closet, orcounter. Then appreciate a job well done.
13.
Drop your worries.
Think of the day ahead. Whenever a worry comesto mind, imagine placing it in God’s strong hands. Proceed throughyour day with a lightened heart.

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