- I like his method of putting a Scripture verse on the card that matches his desire for that request. (Pg. 225, Loc. 2849) I want to incorporate that into my practice as well.
- In talking about a big request for Kim, he said, "I remember when I first wrote that, it felt strange, like I was opening a door that I didn't know existed." (Pg. 229, Loc. 2890) Through this I was challenged to ask God for big things- unimaginable things.
- I appreciated the detailed explanation of the prayer card system. One aspect I like is the ability to easily reorganize the cards. He said, "Some cards I pray through every day; others I rotate through, using one or two cards a day. How many cards you use for a particular area depends on the shape of your life." (Pg. 229, Loc. 2919) The cards would help establish a regular pattern of prayer for a person/request, whether that be daily or every so many days, and it would take mental every day to stay organized.
- "I had assumed that his attitude toward me was like the blue sky, part of the backdrop of life that doesn't change. I am constantly discovering areas of my life like this." (Pg. 233, Loc. 2944) Ouch. There has to be areas in my life in which I assume things are unchangeable. May the Lord point out those areas to me and help me see that he can change anything.
- "My prayer for Bob had a familiar threefold pattern. First, I wrote the prayer down. Then I watched for God to work while I prayed. Finally, God provided an opportunity where I 'worked' the prayer request. By worked I mean that God involved me in my own prayers, often in a physical and humbling way." (Pg. 236, Loc. 2958) This was intriguing to me. I want to pay attention and look for this pattern as well.
I've had my say, what say you?