Teaching our kids to PRAY BIG!!
I love November! I love how autumn is in full force everywhere I look. I love the fun times with family, and the delicious thanksgiving meals! I love the opportunity to take an entire month to reflect on the blessings that God has provided . . . I love November!
In addition to offering suggestions for prayer, this month’s calendar also has a focus on thanksgiving. Be sure to spend time in thankfulness every day with your children this month. In fact, why don’t you take a moment right now to share some of the blessings God has provided for you this past year? Scroll down to the bottom of this page and leave a comment telling one thing you are thankful for. How awesome would it be for this page to be a prayer calendar AND an online, ongoing prayer of thanks!
I am thankful, first of all, for my family. I am thankful for the family I grew up in. I am thankful that I had godly parents who spent time with me and raised me in the ways of the Lord.
Second, I am thankful for the family I have now. I am thankful to have a godly husband who has been my best friend for over 20 years and for five very energetic, healthy, loveable boys who keep me busy (and entertained!)
Third, I am thankful for the gifts God has given me. I am so thankful that He helped me publish my new devotional. I am so thankful that He gave me the ideas and helped me put them together . . . and I am thankful that He is using this book to touch lives. I am especially thankful that He can use imperfect, ordinary people like me to do His work! (If you haven’t yet checked out the devotional, you may want to. Who knows – maybe God wants to use it in your life!) Here’s the link:
But most importantly, I am thankful for Jesus Himself. Words cannot even come close to expressing the gratitude I have to Him for saving me and giving me His peace each and every day!
Okay, now it’s your turn! Scroll down and leave your thankful comment. . .
Then come back and get your November prayer calendar! And, as always, if you cannot print off the pdf, the days are all listed below.
I’ll see you in December!
November Prayer Calendar (downloadable pdf)
1 Start a paper chain around your house of things you are thankful for
2 Adonai: Our Sacred and Holy God.
3 Pray for the missionaries in Turkey.
4 Pray for the doctors in your community and nation.
5 Pray for your mom. Spend time thanking God for your mom, too.
6 Ask God to forgive you for when you are ungrateful.
7 Pray for the temptation you have to complain and grumble.
8 Make a tree and glue leaves on it that say what you are thankful for
9 Jehovah Jireh – God our provider. Thank Him for providing for you!
10 Pray for the missionaries in Europe.
11 Pray for the nurses in your community and nation.
12 Pray for your dad. Spend time thanking God for your dad, too.
13 Ask God to show you areas where you need forgiveness. Pray.
14 Pray for the temptation you have to always want more stuff.
15 Make a “Thankfulness Card” for God.
16 Jehovah Shalom – The Lord our Peace.
17 Pray for God to raise up new missionaries from your generation.
18 Pray for the scientists who are working to find cures for diseases.
19 Pray for the homeless in your community.
20 Ask God to forgive you for the times you tease others.
21 Pray for the temptation you have to tease others.
22 Bake a pumpkin pie and deliver it to a neighbor.
23 El-Gibhor – Mighty God, Our Messiah!
24 Pray for opportunities for you to be a missionary.
25 Pray for the church around the world.
26 Pray for the people who have to work in retail this weekend.
27 Ask God’s forgiveness for the sins of your nation.
28 Pray for the temptation you have to sometimes bend the truth a bit.
29 Write a poem about all the things you are thankful for.
30 Jehovah Rohi – The Lord is our Shepherd, we shall not want!
Sunday: Our Father in Heaven, hallowed be Thy Name – discovering and praising God for His names/attributes.
Monday & Tuesday: “Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven” – praying for God’s will in different areas
Wednesday: “Give us this day our daily bread” – praying for people who are close to us.
Thursday: “And forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors” – concentrating on forgiveness
Friday: “And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.” – praying for areas that lead to temptation.
Saturday: Suggested activity to end the week.