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Who’s Praying?

Who’s Praying?

by Brenda Wood

Prayer requests

Every now and again, I am shocked to spot my name on the prayer list of the writing group I belong to. Why ever do they pray for me? Just because they can, that’s why. They pray regularly for every member.

That begs the question…do we really know who is praying for us? (click to tweet)

No, we do not. Somewhere, perhaps across the ocean, in another country, or even in the home of someone you consider to be an enemy, someone, led by the Holy Spirit, is praying for you.

So then when God brings even a difficult person to mind, can we do any less?

When someone gives you a hard time, respond with the energies of prayer for that person (Luke 6:27, MSG). (click to tweet)


Lord, as you direct us in prayer today, we will listen and obey. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.


Brenda J. Wood

A popular motivational speaker, Brenda, of Barrie, Ontario is known for her common sense wisdom, sense of humour and quirky comments. Brenda especially enjoys speaking at women’s retreats and conferences, community events, Mops, World Day of Prayer, and Stonecroft Ministries.

A prolific author, her current books include:

The Big Red Chair: a children’s book dealing with the loss of a grandparent.
Meeting Myself: Snippets from a Fractured Mind:  the author’s recovery from abuse and eating disorders.
Hearts Under Construction: A motivational cookbook designed to feed both body and soul
Heartfelt: 366 Devotions for Common Sense Living.
God, Gluttony and You: a Bible Study dealing with our relationship to food.
Read more at:
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Why and How Can I Use a Prayer List?

Why and How Can I Use a Prayer List?

by Tanya of Gods Character


When I was teaching I met this wonderful, strong Christian lady who would tell me “I added you and your husband to my prayer list” or “Mrs._____, I prayed for you this morning at prayer meeting.”

I must admit, when she first told me about being on her prayer list, I thought it was “legalistic”. I had grown up visiting churches (even though I attended a different church) where they read the same prayers over and over again based on the event that was taking place and I thought that this was just a rote prayer, which meant nothing. So when this sweet old woman told me about her prayer list I found myself thinking it was something similar.

Oh how wrong I was! 

After I left teaching and came home to raise my children and take care of my family, I realized that there were sooooooo many things I wanted to pray about and so many people that I wanted to pray for. But, I would forget so much things and so many people. Sure I would remember to pray when things were not so good, like a sick person, someone who lost a loved one….you know the ones that just jump right up in your face.

But the others…the thank yous and the praying for people who have stopped coming to church or people who seem to be having a bit of difficulty in their jobs or families, or the friend who everything seems to be going great for but they asked you to prayer for them for some unknown reason because they are not able to say at this particular moment…those I would forget.

Then it hit me- I need a way to remember all of these people and things to pray about.

I need a prayer list!

Not because I am legalistic, but because I forget.

And so from today I have committed to starting my prayer list.

A Printable Prayer List


I need a prayer list because I forget.

I need a way to remember all of these people and things to pray about. So A Prayer List.

 Tanya – from God’s Character

Tanya is a child of God, wife, stay at home mom and homeschooler. She loves the Lord and loves telling people about who He is. By God’s grace her husband and she intend to live out Joshua’s statement “but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord”. And so her greatest desire is to see her Lord face to face and along with her family, join in the joyous strains of triumphant voices praising our Lord and King. Check out her blog at God’s Character.