I am not usually a very patient person. Our culture of instant gratification has worn off on me, despite my attempts to not be conformed to the world. So, when it comes to praying diligently for something, I struggle to pray patiently, waiting for God to work even though it doesn’t fit my timeline. I’d much rather take control and do things my way. When I saw the opportunity to read and review John I. Snyder’s book “Your 100 Day Prayer”, I knew that I had to try it. I also knew that I would be challenged and strengthened through the process.
“Your 100 Day Prayer” not only gives you new ideas/perspectives to consider as you pray through your situation, but it also teaches you the spiritual disciplines of prayer/patience/waiting, which is perhaps more important than the words you might be praying. Each day he presents a passage of scripture to ponder, offers a short devotional, and leaves space for you to journal your thoughts and your progress as you spend 100 days praying for something. It helps you to bring your requests to God in new ways, even in those moments where you aren’t sure what to say…because he offers so many different points throughout the book, you always have a new way to pray about your situation.
In a culture where everything happens immediately, “when we want it”, it is SO important to be reminded that the God of the universe operates on a different schedule, and that His timing is perfect. And it’s even more important to be reminded that we need to be diligent in our prayers and spend more than five minutes with the sovereign God of the universe.
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