by Paul E. Miller. Honestly, I was not thrilled about reading this book. I guess I just thought it would say the things that I had already heard or read that just didn't work for me. I WAS WRONG!
This book was so real and refreshing. I found that it spoke to my heart about prayer. It was an easy read on a difficult subject.
It also gave me a great idea for using prayer cards that is actually working for me. Prayer lists and journaling had not been too effective for me.
I have permission from NavPress to share Paul E. Miller's guidelines for creating prayer cards.
- Use short phrases to create a snapshot of a person's life to help the cards work for you.
- When praying for the person, pick out one or two key areas and pray for them. Miller doesn't linger over a card for more than a few seconds.
- Use Scripture to express your desire for the person or a situation.
- The card does not change much. Miller may add a new line once a year or so for something that is an ongoing area of the person's life that needs prayer.
- Miller does not write down answers since they are obvious to him.
- Miller sometimes dates a prayer request by putting the month and year.
Above are my immediate family members' cards. In chapter 27, where Miller discusses the prayer cards, he also explains about cards for those suffering, non-Christians, and friends.
I keep my prayer cards above the kitchen sink. It works for me, though I don't change the cards with wet hands. My cards are a bit larger than the suggested 3x5, but they work for me for now.
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