What’s in my Prayer/War Binder & Tips to Strengthen Your Prayer Life

 

Why A Prayer Binder?

A few years back I began creating a prayer binder for myself.I wanted to create a resource to keep track of specific things I was praying for, documenting answered prayers and a tool to run to in crisis situations.One thing I’ve learned while creating my prayer binder is that it takes time.This process doesn’t happen overnight and it’s a journey.A course that we learn to embrace as we commune with the Father and grow in His word.

If you would like to create a prayer binder, you can do it for zero bucks because I’m sure you already have these items on hand.If you don’t have tools on hand trust me, it won’t cost much.

Tools You’ll Need

1. Binder-if you don’t have a binder on hand you can find one at the dollar store or anywhere you purchase school supply.My first prayer binder was a binder I repurposed from when I was a decorating consultant.I used some craft paper and decoupage to jazz it up a bit and currently use this binder for my Moms In Prayer binder.Ladies we’re creative and we should use our creativity in all things. So, be creative when it comes to making your binder.
2. Paper and Tabs– I suggest you section off your binder into different categories.Such as, family, marriage, children, church, business, community etc.This method works well for me, because who or whatever I’m focusing on in prayer, I can go to that section without any hassle.
3.Bible-Read the word of God so you can search for scriptures to apply to your prayers and be sure to not take scriptures out of context.

4.Set aside a consistent prayer time -Spending quality time with the Father to worship, pray and read His word.I love to get up early in the morning before everyone wakes up.I take my shower, get dressed and head downstairs to get my coffee before I go pray.Set a schedule that works well for you and be consistent.Being in the presence of God is wonderful and I look forward to spending that quality time with Him every morning.

5.Be honest- about what’s going on. One of the reasons it’s so important to read God’s word, it helps us learn more about Him.When we know Him we know what He hates and what He loves and we’re to hate what He hates (Psalm 97:10). We also learn the difference between sin and temptation and we’re able to address these things in our lives when they arise.

Do you have a prayer binder and if so, how has it benefited your prayer life?You can also watch the video below to get more details on my prayer binder.I’m also linking up today with Wise Woman Link up. Head over there and check out post from some wise women.

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(Video) What’s in my Prayer/War Binder & Tips to Strengthen Your Prayer Life

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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3 Things I’ve Learned From My Daughter Taking Swim Lessons

When my kids play sports, I tend to learn a lot about myself.The good, the bad and my inconsistencies.My youngest has been swimming now for a little over a year and the first thing I learned about myself when she began swimming…
1.An old dog doesn’t want to learn new tricks.

My sweet mother attempted to give me swim lessons at our local YMCA when I was a little girl.After the first day of lessons and a horrifying water going up my nostrils experience, I quit!Stick a fork in me because this shriveled up girl was DONE!I told my daughter about my life shaking experience and she’s convinced that I should either take swim lesson or she would teach me herself.We’re all familiar with the saying, “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.” Well, this old dog doesn’t want to learn new tricks!I was done the day I took one leap out of that pool to exit and I’m still done today.

2.I have helicopter mom tendencies.

Really don’t think there’s any explaining with this one.If you’re not helicoptermomish…your kids are the one’s I see running around the grocery store without supervision 😉

3.Don’t beat myself up over what I didn’t do with my older kids.
It’s easy to get stuck in the regret of what I didn’t allow my older kids to learn. What’s done is done and what they were able to learn and participate in, was sufficient. Next.

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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Moms, use Facebook to checkout potential boyfriends

If you didn’t know, now you know!

With all the talk of potential employers wanting access to possible employee’s social media sites, I’d say, “I’ve got this game down!”  O.K….O.K… not complete access, but if, I need to calm my mother’s intuition, I’d do my own social media background check.  Wanna know how?  Let me tell you.

Me: Who you’re going to take on prom?

Daughter:I’m thinking about going with Jack. (Name changed to protect the guilty innocent)

Me: Jack who?

Daughter: Jack UpthaHill

Me: O.K

(begins background check)

Background Check Steps:

1.Search Jack UpthaHill on FaceBook

2.More than likely you and Jack, have your daughter in common as friends.

Note: Jack’s name may be slightly different than what your daughter told you.  It may be Jack SwaggerlikeChrisBrown UpthaHill. I know the Chris Brown in the middle name may scare the hell out of you and it’ll scare the hell out of me too, but we’ll have to deal with that later.

3.Select name.(crossing fingers that no privacy settings are on Jack’s account)

4.Lurk, Mama, Lurk!  Check him out!  Wait!!!!DO NOT! I repeat, DO NOT! Request Jack to become your friend.  You will blow your cover and every other mother hip on game!  However, feel free to check his photos, status updates etc.  Hey, he left them open without any privacy protection 😉 so, work the system, Ma!

There you have it in 4 easy steps.

Disclosure: This Facebook background check does not replace the actual meeting and stare down of the potential boyfriend.  This is only to give you a feel of who your dealing with.  Oh, and if you’re daughter or son has abandoned Facebook for Twitter?  You’ve got more work to do!

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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