In the coming month, try doing a 1-1-1 Prayer. This is something Lee Strobel taught at the Organic Outreach Conference we hold at Shoreline Church. The idea is simple. You pray for a person who is not yet a follower of Jesus. Commit to intercede for them and ask God to soften their heart, open them to the love of Jesus, and give opportunities for Christians (including you) to share the gospel of Jesus. Here is the 1-1-1 part: What you commit to do is set an alarm and reminder on your phone or watch for 1:00 p.m. every day. At this time, pray for this one person for one minute. That’s it. Of course, if 1:00 p.m. is not the best time, you can adjust this. This is one way to remind ourselves to live a life open to “pray continually.”
Sherry Harney serves as the leadership development director at Shoreline Community Church in Monterey, California. She is also the cofounder of Organic Outreach International. Her writing and speaking focuses on prayer, spiritual formation, leadership, and organic outreach.
Excerpts from Praying with Eyes Wide Open: A Life-Changing Way to Talk with God by Sherry Harney with Kevin G. Harney. Used by permission of the publisher, Baker Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group. Copyright 2017. All rights reserved.