Journaling has changed the way I pray.
I have never been the best at praying. I often lose focus & my mind tends to wander. It’s hard for me to talk with God whenever he isn’t face to face with me, but this book has really made it easier for me to keep my focus.
You might be wondering what a prayer journal is, so let me give you a little look into mine....
I have broken it down into 3 basic parts
prayers to remember
I start off my prayer journal with daily prayers.
I got this idea from my Youth Pastor. He said he doesn’t want his talks with God to be scripted, but there are certain things he wants to say to God everyday, and so having them out in front of him is a great way to keep his focus.
I personally feel like this is the most important part of my journal. it’s far too often that we tell people we will pray for them & then forget to pray for them. Writing down requests is so helpful, because then it becomes a priority in your life.
sometimes the best way to show Gods love is by showing others that you care, & when you pray for people everyday, it helps remind you to check up on them.
The rest consist of written prayers.
I don’t write down all of my prayers, just the ones I want to remember.
Maybe it was a tough time in my life when I was desperate for God, & some day I can look back and see how far I’ve grown.
Or maybe it’s a time when everything is going well for me to look back on and remember the goodness of God.
This is a little look inside my prayer journal. yours doesn’t have to look the same.
However, if this is something you’ve ever done before, I highly encourage it.
Not only will it strengthen your relationship with God, but you‘ll be able to look back on the journey.