Just the word prayer can bring up so many emotions.
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Does prayer make you feel awkward, confused or terrified? Or are you on the opposite end feeling excited and wanting to learn more?
No matter where you are at in your spiritual walk, prayer should be a priority.
Prayer is communication with God. It is our chance to share our heart but also to hear from Him. Prayer can be such a comfort to us! His word tells us to pray continually. We can tap into His strength in prayer and it can give us so much peace in difficult situations!
“Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” Romans 12:12
If you’re in the first group, and prayer is, uncomfortable it’s ok, we all start off there. I believe a prayer challenge can be super helpful to set you on the right track. It can give you steps and take the awkward right out of it!
For the second group, if you want to grow your prayer life, a prayer challenge can help take you to the next level. You will have a plan and the consistency you need to be disciplined in prayer!
And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people. Ephesians 6:18
A prayer challenge can give us focus, a plan, and accountability to follow it through.
Finding a Prayer Challenge
There are quite a few ways to join a prayer challenge. Some are by email, with a prayer calendar or there are also facebook groups that hold them. They can also vary in length. 5 days -30 days – 40 day challenges and more! There are truly prayer challenges to meet you in every season!
I have done many through the years and they ALWAYS bless me in growth and my relationship with the Lord – not to mention within my family!
Today I have collected some that I have either done myself or they are from a ministry I follow.
My goal is to encourage you to try a prayer challenge by making it easy and less overwhelming. I will have just a couple in each category listed for your to explore.
Whether you use these or not, I highly recommend you give a prayer challenge a try! If you want to search for a specific topic, Pinterest is also a great place to look I have a prayer board with lots of ideas on prayer!
Prayer Challenge Ideas Faith
Take the 40-Day 40 Promises Prayer Challenge! by Arabah Joy
Monthly Praying the Scriptures Calendars by Candace Crabtree Mercy is New
30 Day Prayer Challenge: Fighting Fear and Anxiety with the Promises of God by ibelieve
30 Day Prayer Challenge for Philippians by a Little R & R
Prayer Challenge Ideas Marriage
30 Day Praying for your Husband by Revive Our Hearts
14 Day Challenge ARE YOU PRAYING FOR YOUR MARRIAGE & HUSBAND? by Ana Willis They Call Me Blessed
31 Prayer Prompts for When Marriage is Hard by Rebekah Hallberg
40-Day Fasting & Prayer Challenge for Wives by Kaylene Yoder
Prayer Challenge Ideas Children
PRAYING BIBLICAL VIRTUES FOR YOUR CHILDREN – 30 DAY PRAYER CHALLENGE by Kathie Morrissey The Character Corner
Praying the Scriptures for Your Children by Candace Crabtree Mercy is New
TAKE THE BACK TO SCHOOL PRAYER CHALLENGE WITH PRAYERS FOR GIRLS by Teri Lynne Underwood Prayers For Girls
How to Encourage Your Tween Child to Pray: 31 Day Prayer Calendar for Your Tween by Lee Felix Like Minded Musings
I encourage you to pick one area that needs the most attention and give it a try! After you complete your challenge, I would LOVE to hear back in how God used it in your life!
Talk to you soon!
O Lord, You have pleaded the case for my soul; You have redeemed my life. Lamentations 3:56
Great read, I found that a lot of people are not comfortable with prayer or cant communicate with God for long period of time because they don’t fully understand prayer, how powerful it is, and how it empowers them. I think when they understand it does open up a whole new world. I’ve never heard of a prayer challenge but based on this article and looking on facebook, I think I’m going to pick a family member that needs to be saved and do a 30 day challenge to pray over. Thank you for sharing, Ill let you know how it go! I’m excited to see how God begins to influence.
Hi Marshae! Such great points. I am so excited to see how God meets you in this new journey. Let me know, I’ll be praying for you in it!
We all need to pray more! Thank you for the encouragement challenge!
Yes, we do! Challenges are a great reminder of our need 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!