I once heard this awesome prayer reminder in church set up by the days of the week that I would share it with you. On each day of the week you pray for the group listed.
Wednesday: workers; pastor, church staff
Thursday: tasks; your employment or other work
Saturday: saints; believers all around the world
Sunday: sinners; those needing salvation
I think the the list is a great way to remind us to pray for something other than ourselves. I find Tuesday’s, thankfulness to be especially challenging, because it is difficult to pray all day without asking for one thing for ourselves. Sometimes I cannot even make it for one minute! I am going to give this a try and see if it helps keep me to stay focused throughout the weeks to come.
Father, thank you for our pastors who edify us each week. Thank you for giving us this awesome way to remind us to pray for others rather than ourselves. In Jesus name, amen.