Friday, June 10, 2011

21 Days of Prayer Challenge - Day 3 - Integrity

Integrity can be defined as "Firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values or the quality or state of being complete or undivided".  I personally think that one of the wonderful things that someone can say about an individual as that they have Integrity.  To me, it means that a person chooses what is right no matter what the consequences. It could mean losing friends or, sadly, even family; or not getting to do something that everyone else is doing; or, in rare cases, it can mean losing a job or leaving a church.  Brooke makes this statement in the leader's guide "I have a feeling that integrity is probably caught rather than bought." Yikes!  That means, it is up to my husband and I to show our boys what integrity really means!!! Not only do they need to see these choices, they need to understand why we made the choice we did so it is important that we explain the choice we made - "Pausing to help our sons understand why we chose the way of integrity over what might have seemed to be a better or easier way trains their minds to ponder the blameless way." (again, from Brooke). 

Today, commit to praying the 10 prayers in the Integrity chapter of the book.  You can click HERE to see ideas on how to pray those prayers throughout your days. Plus, here are a few more:

1. Do your children play sports?  Make sure and take the list with you and pray through the prayers while watching them practice or play. 
2. If you have any appointments to attend to - grab that list and use the quiet time in the waiting room or office to pray through the prayers.

The more visible the list, the easier to pray through the list of prayers!

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