40 Day Prayer Challenge: Printable Prayer Cards

Who is loving the 40 day prayer challenge?? So many of you have signed up for the 40 day prayer challenge that began back in June!

I would love to hear from you if you’ve been taking this challenge! How has it impacted you? How has praying the Scriptures changed your prayer life?

You can still sign up for this 40 day challenge here if you haven’t signed up yet! 

Each weekday you will receive 1 email with a Scripture passage, a prayer & 1 resource or link to some encouragement on the topic of prayer!

Printable Prayer Cards

So many of you asked for a PRINTABLE version of these 40 verses & prayers that I decided to create some prayer cards for you!

These prayer cards are set up as a PDF file that is downloadable and then you can print them! There are 4 cards per page for you to cut apart. I would recommend printing on card stock and then laminating so that they will be more durable.

Through the month of July these cards will be $3.50. Beginning August 1st the price will go up to $5.

Find the cards in my shop here! 

Trust in the Lord

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your path.” Proverbs 3:5-6

This is such a well known and beloved verse among believers. Yet even for those of us who have been walking with the Lord for many years, this passage can bring such hope and encouragement to our hearts.

Do you trust Him?

I mean really trust Him?

Here is how the word TRUST is defined: reliance on the integrity, strength, ability, surety, etc., of a person or thing; confidence.

Do we RELY on God’s integrity? His strength? His ability? His surety? Is our CONFIDENCE in Him?

Or do we rely on our own strength? Do we have confidence in our own ability or career or material items or relationships?

“Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.” Psalm 20:7

When things fall apart, do you find yourself questioning everything? You may be placing your trust in something other than God. Trusting God doesn’t mean our lives will go smoothly and perfectly.

Trusting God means that even when our world falls apart, we know without a doubt we are loved and that God has a plan and purpose for our life and for our pain.

How do we learn to trust Him more?

I think this is a prayer God loves to answer. Ask Him to increase your faith. Ask Him for more trust. Ask Him to allow the Holy Spirit to prick your heart during the day as you are tempted to lean on your own understanding. Ask Him to change you from the inside out.

Change your focus. Instead of focusing on what is happening all around you, the world, your troubles, the bad stuff you see everywhere, fix your eyes on things UNSEEN. Because the unseen is what is eternal. The unseen, God and His love and the promise of eternity with Him, THAT is where our confidence needs to lie.

“So we do not lose heart. Even though our outer nature is wasting away, our inner nature is being renewed day by day.  For this slight momentary affliction is preparing us for an eternal weight of glory beyond all measure,  because we look not at what can be seen but at what cannot be seen; for what can be seen is temporary, but what cannot be seen is eternal.” 2 Corinthians 4:16-18

We don’t lose heart because our trust is in God. Even though the rest of the world may be falling apart, our inner nature is being RENEWED day by day because of God. This affliction we face here on earth is momentary, it is nothing compared to the GLORY He is preparing us for. Because when we look at what we see with our human eyes, we miss out on so much. We must, instead, focus on the unseen, for it is eternal.

Where is your trust today, friend? 

When I Am Overwhelmed…

“From the end of the earth I will cry to You, When my heart is overwhelmed; Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.” Psalm 61:2

When I am overwhelmed by the loss and suffering around me, I remind my heart that God is not overwhelmed.

When I’m praying for comfort for others, I remember that He is the God of all comfort and I ask Him to show up in tangible ways.

When I am asking God to show me ways to love on those who are hurting, I am reminded that I am not called to fix it but to show love and let the Almighty step in and do His thing.

When I am mad at the enemy for seemingly winning some ground I remind my heart of our VICTORY in JESUS and that I know the end of the story.

When I look around and see despair, I remind myself that Jesus Himself said there would be trouble in this world, but not to fear because HE HAS OVERCOME THE WORLD.

I must tell my heart, and those whom I love that are hurting, that our HOPE is built on NOTHING LESS than Jesus’ blood and righteousness!!

On CHRIST the SOLID ROCK we will STAND.

 

I am capable of joy

Grateful people are happy people.

I am listening to the audio 30book The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor and had a paradigm shift today.

For all of my adult life I have said time and time again, “I am prone to be a negative person. I am prone to being critical and melancholy.” I have written those words on this blog. I have said them aloud to friends. I have felt in my heart this discouragement at the personality God gave me. It’s just who I am, I thought. 

No.more.

Do we believe God is a God of REDEMPTION or do we not? Do we really believe that God can change us from the inside out or do we not? Do we really believe that He is making us NEW CREATURES or do we not?

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!” 2 Corinthians 5:17

I declare to the enemy that I am done believing his lies.

I am going to make a concentrated effort to not proclaim words of defeat over my life. God created me for the abundant life and He is my joy. Not my personality, not my material items, not my circumstances. I no longer accept the idea that I’m incapable of joy because I am “prone to depression” or being negative.

I no longer accept the lie that I can’t change because God is in the business of MAKING ME NEW.

Who is with me?

**Note: this book was not written from a Christian perspective, but as a believer, I could not help but apply Biblical principles to the science of happiness he was sharing in the book. I love it when science proves what we already know to be true from God’s Word! 

Where Is Your Confidence?

We live in a culture of women who have misplaced confidence. We are either plagued with self-doubt on a regular basis or our confidence is placed in all the wrong things. Either end of the spectrum is detrimental to us emotionally and spiritually.

Friends, where is your confidence? Where is your hope? Where do you find your joy and contentment?

God’s Word tells us that He created the world by speaking it into being. He called it good. He created us, He calls us good and fearfully and wonderfully made. Do we trust Him and take Him at His Word? Or do we keep trying to find our confidence and our contentment in the things of this world?

Dictionary.com says that confidence is full trust; belief in the powers, trustworthiness, or reliability of a person or thing. Synonyms for confidence are faith, reliance, and dependence. 

So, who or what do you believe in? Who is trustworthy? Who is reliable? Where is your faith and reliance? Who are you dependent upon?

Putting our confidence in ourselves alone is a scary place to be. But, when we confess our trust in God and God alone, our confidence will never be misplaced. He will never let us down. Our confidence and our hope is secure because He is faithful. 

Because of our loving heavenly Father we can have confidence in who He made us to be. We can know that we are His. We can know that He lovingly created us for a greater purpose than ourselves and for His glory. That knowledge should give us true confidence. 

10 Verses to Remind You of Your True Confidence

“For you have been my hope, Sovereign Lord, my confidence since my youth.” Psalm 71:5. Lord, you are my hope. You are my confidence. Help me not to place my hope in my circumstances, my material belongings or my standing here on earth. Remind me of my true and only real hope.

“It is better to trust in the Lord Than to put confidence in man.” Psalm 118:8. God, You tell us that it is better to trust You than to place our confidence in anyone else. We have found this to be true, yet sometimes, we start to hope in others. May we be reminded daily of the unfailing, never-let-us-down kind of love You offer us.

“For the Lord will be your confidence, And will keep your foot from being caught.” Proverbs 3:26. You are my confidence, Lord, you will keep me from slipping. You will uphold me. You are my security.

“In the fear of the Lord there is strong confidence, And His children will have a place of refuge.” Proverbs 14:26. God, in You I have strong confidence. I have a place of refuge. The world will not offer me lasting hope or refuge. Only in You can I be truly content and confident.

“The fruit of that righteousness will be peace; its effect will be quietness and confidence forever.” Isaiah 32:17. God, You have given me the righteousness of Jesus and the fruit of that righteousness is peace., quietness and confidence. I don’t have to earn it, I don’t have to work for it, it is mine through Christ.

“But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him.” Jeremiah 17:7. Lord, You say I am blessed when I trust You, when my confidence is in You. I choose to believe You. I choose to live fully in the purpose and calling You have placed on my life…that You created me for a greater purpose than myself and for Your glory.

“Such confidence we have through Christ before God.  Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God.” 2 Corinthians 3:3-5. God, THIS is the confidence I have in You: I am not competent on my own, but in You, I have everything. 

“In him and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence.” Ephesians 3:12. Because of Jesus, I can approach You, God, with confidence and freedom. Grow my trust in You, God. Increase my faith.

“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” Hebrews 11:1. Grant me this faith, oh God. May I be confident and assured of what I do not see because the unseen is the eternal, it is of You, it is my forever, lasting and true hope.

“So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?” Hebrews 13:6. You are my helper, God, I will not be afraid. What can mere man do to me? I hope in You and You alone!

You Can Do This

“It’s time to agree with God about who He says you are.” Tricia Lott Williford from her new book You Can Do This.

If you struggle to take hold of the confidence we have through Christ, I encourage you to grab this brand new book that releases this month!

“Our culture as a whole, and often the Christian culture in particular, discourages confidence in women. Tricia Lott Williford explores how confidence and self-awareness can be a path toward stronger and richer faith. She offers stories and strategies to inspire and lead women to develop the confidence to stand firm in the face of the blows, losses, and disappointments in life.

Readers of this book will think, laugh, and gain confidence to do what is set before them. They will feel hopeful, courageous, strengthened, encouraged, present, and confident. And finally, readers will be equipped to implement simple strategies to inspire contagious confidence in themselves and others.” description from Amazon