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Challenge #21

Don’t start before completing Challenge #20
If you want to join the IntelliMen Project, start from Challenge #1.


Challenge: Begin every day this week the way King David did.

Explanation: Revered by many even today, King David left numerous examples of how to be an intelligent and successful man (as well as how not to be intelligent and successful). One habit that epitomized his character was prayer. The book of Psalms is full of examples that flow from the heart of this shepherd, military hero, fugitive, sinner, father, husband and king.

He knew the power of prayer to guide, protect, deliver and conquer. That’s why he had the habit of starting the day by speaking to God. In Psalms 5 he said:

My voice You shall hear in the morning, O Lord; in the morning
I will direct it to You, and I will look up.

Put this into practice this week. Arrange to spend a couple of minutes before God in prayer at the beginning of each day. Get out of bed, wash your face, brush your teeth… in other words, you should be awake – then go to a private place, where you can be alone with God, and speak to Him there. Thank Him for another day. Ask Him for direction. Place your plans before Him. Surrender your worries. Pray for those who need help. Ask for God to provide your daily bread. Praise Him for everything He has done for you. Pray that you do not fall into temptation, and ask to be delivered from evil.

How long should this prayer last? Jesus said that it is not the quantity of words that we cause us to be heard, so it does not have to take very long. Three, five, ten minutes… It depends on what’s happening inside of you. Instead of worrying about the clock, worry about emptying your heart before Him.

(Obviously, our hope is that you will see the good this will do and continue practicing it after one week, until it turns into a habit. But that’s up to you.)

You may already have this habit of praying daily. Great. In this case, your challenge is to take a couple extra minutes during another time of the day and pray. For one week.

Notebook: At the end of the seven days, write about how you felt doing this early in the morning. What were the results, how did it help you, how did it help in dealing with others, and at your job.

Official Partner: Remember to include your partner in your prayers this week.

Deadline: You may begin working on this task immediately and complete it within a week. Then you can start on Challenge #22.

Post: After – and only after – you have completed the challenge, post your comments – on the IntelliMenWorld Facebook or Twitter page, (not on your own page) and write the following:

IntelliMen Challenge #21 done: I began my days like King David. (Add more to the comment if you want.)

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Verification Checklist

I prayed at the beginning of the day, every day
I prayed for my partner
I wrote the results in my Notebook
I posted the comment on Facebook/Twitter


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11 Responses to “IntelliMen Challenge #21”

  1. i will persist

  2. IntelliMen Challenge #21 done: I began my days like king David and it has been good because it make me be alert and it prepares me for my daily battles that without the help of God will be impossible for me to overcome.

  3. ike moeng 4 years ago

    IntelliMen Challenge #21 done: I began my days like King David.This has been a great experience and helps one start off the day on a positive and productive note and to stay that way even during challenges

  4. intellimen 21″ done.yes praying is good for those who believe becouse without God we are nothing.l always pray 4 times a day.and this helps me alot in my spritual life.with this challenge l will pray even more.

  5. ramakau 4 years ago

    our power is the prayer,through it demons are overcomed,miracleare obtiened,so i pray everyday 21 done.

  6. Gabby Amoako Brent 4 years ago

    IntelliMen Challenge #21 done: I began my day by waking up early in the morning to pray to God and I have prayed for my parther aswell before I start my day. It has been a good challenge for me.

  7. Intellimen challengenge 21 done# i began my day as king david and spent my days speaking to God and meditating on His word daily even through fasting this challenge will indeed improve my relationship with God

  8. Obadias Chivite 4 years ago

    Intelliman Challenge #21 Done it is all ways pleasant to start a day like A king what what make us to be the King is to show our dependence in God
    that why I do start my DAY in prayer like King David. it it makes the ret of my Day A blessed day. and I did advice those working with me about the challenge 21 start a Day in the Presence of the most hight.

  9. IntelliMen 22. This challenge is the foundation for ones faith in GOD. It has improved my approach to other at varsity, church, how I respond. My treatment to others has improved. I have focus everyday. It sharpens my character as a Christian.

  10. Guilherme Lucas 3 years ago

    Intellimen challenge #21 done, as King David did, I pray every day, thanking alive, serving the Lord and be part of the ministry, always have that urge to help others, seeking souls to his kingdom, that is, be a strong man with God’s character.

  11. Andile Luvuno 3 years ago

    IntelliMen challenge #21 done! As Christians we know that prayer brings us closer to God and that to me brings joy cause with a simple prayer we bring ourselves to our creator in all ways and praying in the morning simply says thank you lord for waking me up and praying in the evening simply says thank you lord for saving my soul and after making a prayer I feel light cause during prayers I pour out to God
    Thank you