Struggle with prayer? As you think about how to improve your prayer life, consider a weekly schedule to improve your consistency and focus. Here’s a basic framework to give you some ideas. Each night pray for the following:
- A role you have (e.g., mother, daughter, worker)
- An immediate family member (e.g., spouse, child)
- A group (e.g., spouse’s family, neighbors)
- A societal issue (e.g., abortion, poverty)
This schedule is heavily focused on requests, but the prayer should start by praising God for who He is, thanking Him for what He’s done and confessing sin. In the schedule, Sunday is focused on adoration of God and confession of sin be humble before God in preparation for the week ahead, but don’t limit those parts of prayer to only one day per week.