The prayer of invocation isn’t fancy or mysterious but it is humble and serious. It’s a simple yet earnest request, often made at the beginning of a faith-related gathering, asking for God’s present to be made known and His blessings to flow. Though the words one offers will vary, they must always be bathed in the humility, reverence, and awe befitting for one standing in the presence of their King.
As essential as we know prayer to be, we may still struggle to pursue the vibrant prayer life which we recognize we need. Sometimes we can all use a little fresh inspiration to pray, whether we’re seasoned prayer warriors or new “spiritual cadets.” On that note, here are 10 ways to amp up your prayer life.
How you start your day is essential to how it progresses, and ultimately, how it ends. If you seek God first and spend time in His presence, you can leave that morning fellowship empowered and energized to take on whatever the day brings.
“Please keep our home safe while we’re away,” I often pray. Prayer for protection is a good way to replace worry for trust in all circumstances. However, Luke 10:5 challenged me to pray in a new way for my home and the homes of others.
We shall start out on our road trips like we do any other journey in life, trusting the Lord to lead us, guide us, and keep us safe. With him, we can never be lost, and we’ll always find our way back home.
God never sets expectations that we cannot meet (with his help) and he often provides us biblical examples of men and women who have applied his principles to their lives. Here are 4 of these examples of powerful prayers and forgiveness in the Bible.