It seems like God is giving me multiple reasons to pray these days, so what do I do? I have a Post-It note on my computer screen that I've written down several things that I'm praying for at the moment.
For example, right now, one of my all-consuming thoughts is Joey's health during the Academy. He has bad knees from high school football, strained his hamstring in the Academy (which is thankfully healed), and injured his elbow during grappling at the Academy. At any point, if he is unable to participate in PT, they can release him. (There are currently 4 people in his class who are "on the bubble.") His academics is not on my mind as much, since he has a 95 average (YAY!), but I still pray. I have his name written down and every time I see that bright yellow Post-It, I say a prayer.
I have a friend who has been out of work for some time now, but she has a job interview tomorrow. It's written down.
My best friend is currently in the hospital and scheduled for surgery to remove her gallbladder this evening. It's written down.
There's a Navy pilot that is still missing off the coast of Texas. There are search parties currently searching, hoping and praying that he will be found alive. I don't know him, but when I came across the story I was compelled to pray. So it's written down.
I have several other things on my list that I won't share, but I think you get the point. The Bible says to "pray continually" (1 Thes. 5:17), so I'm trying to do that. With the help of my Post-It note.