“Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things which you do not know.” (Jeremiah 33:3)

God’s waiting to meet with us. He loves us whether we’re mad, glad or sad. He wants to work powerfully in our lives if we’ll let Him. Just 3 minutes a day, 3 times a day can make a big difference over time. If you’d like to take up the challenge of making prayer a daily priority, here’s some help to get started.

  • Set times to pray. You might even want to set an alarm on your phone or watch to remind you.
  • Choose the right place. Pick a place that’s quiet with limited distractions if possible.
  • Invite someone to join you. It’s easier to start a new habit with someone to encourage us. Ask a friend or family member to join you and help you stay motivated.

Morning Prayer

Maybe it’s easy for you to talk with God in the morning. That’s great! If you need a tool to start the conversation, here are a few to choose from.

P.R.A.Y. Tool

Praise God and give thanks.
Repent of sins and agree with God about those areas of your life.
Ask God for what you need. 
Yield to Him and follow His leadership.

A.C.T.S. Tool

Adoration: Praise and worship God for who He is.
Confession: Confess your sins and receive God’s forgiveness.
Thanksgiving: Tell God what you’re thankful for today.
Supplication: This is a big word for humbly asking God to answer your prayers.

Pastor Dale’s Personal Prayer Model:

Praise God first.
Then ask what He is saying about:

  • His will
  • His provision
  • What to confess
  • What to surrender
  • Temptations to avoid
  • What evil to be delivered from
  • How to glorify Him.

Afternoon Prayer

Take a few minutes to pray for your neighborhood or city. Here are some topics you might pray into:

  • Families
  • Businesses/economy
  • Media
  • Schools
  • Churches
  • Healthcare system

God’s Word also says to pray for “all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness” (1 Timothy 2:2). Let’s pray for our nation’s leaders, including:

  • President Joe Biden
  • Vice President Kamala Harris
  • Ron Klain, Chief of Staff
  • Jake Sullivan, National Security Advisor
  • Steve Ricchetti, Counselor to the President
  • Jeff Zients, Counselor to the President
  • Brian Deese, Director, National Economic Council
  • Susan Rice, Director, Domestic Policy Council
  • Cedric Richmond, Director, Office of Public Engagement
  • Mike Donilon, Senior Advisor to the President
  • John Kerry, Special Presidential Envoy for Climate
  • Gina McCarthy, National Climate Advisor
  • Louisa Terrell, Director, Office of Legislative Affairs
  • Julie Chavez Rodriguez, Director, Office of Intergovernmental Affairs
  • Dana Remus, Counsel to the President
  • Kate Bedingfield, Communications Director
  • Jen Psaki, Press Secretary

Pray for:

  • Wisdom (James 1:5)
  • Protection (Psalm 91:9-10)
  • Peace (Philippians 4:6-7)
  • God’s love (1 Corinthians 13:4-8)
  • Integrity (Proverbs 20:7)
  • Humility (Matthew 23:12)
  • Unity in diversity (Ephesians 4:2-3)

Evening Prayer

Let God bring to mind the people and topics to share in prayer. You may take a few minutes to pray around the dinner table or as you’re getting ready for bed.

You may want to pray through passages in the Bible, such as these:

  • Ephesians 1:17-19
  • Ephesians 3:16-19
  • Philippians 1:9-11
  • Colossians 1:9-11
  • Romans 15:5-6, 13
  • 2 Thessalonians 3:1-5
  • The Psalms

You’ve got this! Keep praying power prayers and share the testimonies of how God is working!