I've been thinking about prayer...

Seven Prayers I Am Convinced God Will Answer

As I watch women work through the SoulWork process, I am constantly reminded of the importance of prayer for getting in sync with God. My mind has been wrestling with how to capture the essence of what a woman requires from God to complete each chapter. Here is my attempt to distill the ideas down to seven basic prayer statements. If you have completed the SoulWork curriculum, see if you agree. If you have not experienced it, perhaps this will entice you to give it a try.

1) Remind me of Your past goodness so that I can peacefully trust You for the future. Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she smiles at the future. Proverbs 31:25

2) Enable me to live my life artfully, with joy and laughter as my familiar companions, by releasing me from past distortions. We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ. 2 Corinthians 10:5

3) Stir my passion to do Your will and guide me in the way I should go. He restores my soul; He guides me in the paths of righteousness for His name's sake. Psalm 23:3

4) Make me courageous enough to know You for who You really are and to settle for nothing less. I have heard of Thee by the hearing of the ear; But now my eye sees Thee. Job 42:5

5) Strengthen me to live out my beliefs by conforming my mind to the truth of Your Word. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect. Romans 12:2

6) Give me every facet of wisdom from Your heavenly perspective that I am able to comprehend. But it any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all men generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him. James 1:5

7) Help me dream big, Dream Giver! Now to Him who is able to do exceeding abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen! Ephesians 3:20 & 21