James 5:16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
I am sure that many times people have asked you to pray for them. “Hey, I am having surgery next month, keep me in your prayers.” “On Wednesday I have a job interview, keep me in your prayers.” “My daughter is not doing so well, keep her in your prayers.” And we have all said, “yes” to these requests. In the spirit of James 5:16 we have every intention at that moment to pray for them, but the day comes and goes, and many times we forget. It happens to the best of us.
Of course there are those of you who are well organized (and still have your memories intact) and will remember to write down a prayer request in a journal of sorts. You are diligent about praying for those that have asked you to and God bless you mightily for it. But there are many of us that are not so organized, or we are forgetful, or we have a million things running through our minds that by the time we actually sit down and pray we cannot remember half our list.
Enter the prayer app. Of all the apps out there, this one will actually help you fight the good fight and stay on top of your prayer list. There is the free version (Prayer Pro Lite) but that will only allow you to enter 10 items on the list. It is worth paying the $1.99 to get unlimited prayer requests available through the Prayer Pro app. Here are some of the things this app will do for you.
–You can schedule a prayer item for every day, once a week, or even a specific date or date range. So for that person who has that surgery next month, your prayer app will remind you on that day to pray for them.
–It keeps track of prayers answered. This feature is a great because it gives you an opportunity to be thankful as you review the list of answered prayers. And it is a wonderful pick-me-up on those days your faith is being tried!
–You can send the person you are praying for a word of encouragement and let them know that they were on your mind.
–And you can even add a picture of the person (or thing) you are praying for.
Technology in a way has made our walk as Christians more difficult, but there are also ways that it has made it better. This is one of them. If you want to become more diligent in your prayer life, this little tool can be a stepping stone in the right direction.