Impacting Cities & Communities thru Prayer
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As an intercessor on several prayer chains and prayer leader of a fairly large church I sometimes get overwhelmed by the number of requests and have come to the conclusion that I can't diligently pray for all the requests that come my way. Some of those requests get a prayer on the spot and then I feel my duty is done.
Other requests God lays on my heart and those are the ones I feel are my responsibility to keep lifted to God. For those I have an index card system. I got tired of looking at and praying through a list. It was so monotonous to me. Instead I take a 3x5 card and print the person's name on it and include any specifics I need to remember.
My pile has become large. I sort through it and lay aside the people that I feel need the most pray and those are my main focus. The others I lift up as a group and say a quick prayer for the individual. The priority pile can be carried with me and used throughout the day.
When I feel that my call to pray for a particular person has been lifted then I file the card in a file box until it is needed again. It works well for me!