Every time I Drink A Glass Of Iced Tea I Will Pray For A Specific Need

Everytime I Drink A Glass Of Iced Tea I Will Pray For A Specific Need
Linking prayer to everyday activities to become more faithful...

There are so many important things to pray about, but usually I just focus on my family.

For example, I want to pray for victims of sex trafficking. My heart breaks for little girls sexually abused every day of their lives while I enjoy freedom and safety. My heart breaks…but I rarely remember to pray for them.

So I came up with an idea--a way to make prayer a habit in my life: Why not remind myself to pray by associating certain prayer needs with my daily activities:
  • When I drink a glass of iced tea (I like iced tea), I’ll pray for those little girls, even if it's just a quick silent prayer at a restaurant.
  • When I get in my car, I’ll pray for unborn babies.
  • When I brush my teeth...well, you get the idea. 
Colossians 4:2 says:
Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. 

Would you join me in this prayer experiment and share ways you devote yourself to prayer?
copyright 2012, Gail Burton Purath

For some specific ways to pray about sex trafficking, see  IJM -- an organization that help rescue sex slaves. Also, please take 30 seconds or more to pray for our brothers and sisters who are persecuted for Christ. You can get prayer requests for their specific needs at Open Doors.

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Everytime I Drink A Glass Of Iced Tea I Will Pray For A Specific Need


  1. Gail, I love this method of prayer.

    Praying for my 7 grandchildren was a problem, until I came up with a method.

    Each day of the week, that they were born, is their day, (Monday, Tuesday, etc.) I also have come up with a daily reminder, to stop and pray through out their day.
    On their day, I wear a symbol or color that goes with each child.
    For one, Wednesday is his day and I wear star earrings or a pin.
    Tuesday is my 1st grand daughter and I wear pink.
    There are two that share the same day, Monday. For that I wear a color, Baby Blue and a symbol, a heart.
    Now, when they see me, they know that it's someone's day and I have been praying for one of them.

    1. I absolutely love your reminders for prayer! Thanks for sharing them in a comment so everyone can benefit. Great ideas for all of us.
      : )

  2. Thanks Gail for this,I need to be reminded too,so will try your way of letting an activity prompt me to pray.Blessings,Annxx

  3. I just love your blog Gail. Every time I start my car or house cleaning I say a pray for the victims of Isis especially the children that where taken. It just breaks my heart.

    1. Great idea, Inez!
      May God remind all of us to pray for those in such great need.


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