Sometimes looking at a list of prayers can feel overwhelming, which is why you may find prayer cards useful. Prayer cards are concise tools to help guide your times of prayer. You can download a sample prayer card template.
Each card should focus on one specific person or area of your life. In the card’s blank spaces, write short phrases and Scriptures that describe what you hope to see God do. These can be great or small prayers – whether hopes for new work opportunities or for healing in your relationship with a family member. You can use Bible verses to guide your prayers – for example, praying that you would “know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge” (Ephesians 3:19) or that your speech would “always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person” (Colossians 4:6).
Some suggested topics for cards:
- People in suffering
- People who don’t yet know Jesus
- Your community group
You can learn more about prayer cards in the book A Praying Life by Paul E. Miller.