"....When you think of what he has done for You is this to much to ask." Romans 12:1

7.09.2007

My Baby Is Praying For You


Well not really she blinked when i was taking a picture, but i thought this would go good with this blog.

Do you ever feel like you have to pray for so many people in your lives that you meet, build a relationship with, and journey with? And you truely, truely, truely want to pray for them through out your life? Here is a sweet way to pray that i applied in my life when i was about 22, so about 10 years ago. I am not sure where i learned this from, but it has always stuck with me. Now remember this, this is not about having a huge prayer list or showing off oooooo "look at me i am prayer warrior like no other", i just know that many of us want to pray for our friends through out our lives and remember them. Anyway, i wish i could put an excel spread sheet on here for you, because that is what i use, but i am going to explain it the best way i can this blog.

In the first column of the excel spread sheet i have my family, top 10 guys that i pray for, top 10 ladies that i pray for, and top 10 little brothers and sisters i pray for. Now here is the thing, if you start, start off slow: Family First, then like 3 top dudes and 3 top gals, and so on, and i don't mean the ones you want to date should be your top 3. Now on my excel spread sheet i also put down there prayer request or i kinda know what i need to pray for them about, but i am not going to show you some of those, so this is what it looks like somewhat and some examples:

FAMILY
Wife - Sue
Daughter
Mom
Dad
Mother-in-Law
Father-in-Law

Top 10 Dudes
Ace - Family
Matty C- New Wife, His Ministry
Dillion - San Clemente, New Business AND SO ON
Matty M
Randy C
Fritz
Joey
Matty H
Dustin
Michael

Top 10 Sisters
Jenny
Cassie
Alanners
Jules
Alyssa
Court
Britany
And SO ON

Top 10 Little Brothers and Sisters
Beau From Fla
KB
Pole
The SHEEP
Sarah
Jake
Olivia
Knee
and so on

Top 5 Friends to know Christ
Jon
Danny
Steve
Aaron
Matt

However then your asking about all the other friends and students and all that, this is the great part. Well then on the list, I have the friends and students i pray for weekly in the third column, because on the second column is the request of the first column.

Monday
HSM Band Students (But there written out by name, but i split this into three days by teams)

Tuesday
Droopys
Wildside Band Students

Wednesday
HSM Band
HSM Staff and Wildside Staff

Thursday
Mentors
Kurt J
Doug F


Friday
HSM BAND

Saturday
Pastors
John C
Doug F
Rick W

Sunday
And so on for each of the Days....

However, there are friends and students i still like to pray for, through out my life, so i make a every two week list.
1st of every month and the 15th of every month
I pray for Old churches I used be involved in
SBBC
Hope Community
Liberty Community
Thomas Road
Old Forest

Students who i keep in tough with sporadically in FLA and VA.

Then there are still some i pray just for monthly who i'll see every once and while, but still lift them up.

And now i am heading in to a new season of prayer and that is going to be quarterly
Please know my heart in this that this is to encourage the POWER IN PRAYER for friends
and this way you won't feel guilty about having to pray for everyone in your life every day.

This is inspired from Philippians 1:3-11

Know this, there at days i miss, and there will be days you will miss, but this will help remind you to pray for your friends, its part of life, and its fun to tell Jesus about who your thankful and who your journeying with.]

Remember start slow with a list and pray for those friends and it will naturally grow.

A Chubby Praying Philipino
Taffy

6 comments:

Carson Leith said...

dude. thanks for this. i started one finally after years of trying. it's going great!

kaylarayla said...

Love that idea. Love that picture.

Brent said...

You are healed!

matty c said...

Thanks for praying!
matty carroll

cephalothorax said...

dear taffy,
i love you.
you are the best.
you inspire me.
a lot.
love,
landon

mainerrr said...

am i the alyssa?

(im guessing no..)

but i saw my name and got excited!