Start With Prayer 7-Day Challenge

Day 5 of 7 • This day’s reading


Pray Precise Prayers

When the wedding ran low on wine, Mary wasn’t content to say, “Help us, Jesus.” She was specific: “They have no more wine,” (John 2:3). A specific prayer is a serious prayer. If I say to you, “Do you mind if I come by your house sometime?” you may not take me seriously. But if I say, “Can I come over this Friday night? I really need your advice.” Then you know my petition is sincere. When we offer specific requests, God knows the same!

Today's Challenge: Pray for a Specific Request


Good Father, you hear us when we pray. You care deeply and intimately about each and every one of your children.

Today, I ask for ________. Please provide your _______ and give me/him/her _________.

Thank you for your unending love and faithfulness. Thank you for your promise to go with us and to go before us. In Christ's name, amen.*

*Prayer adapted from Start with Prayer: 250 Prayers for Hope and Strength