Monday, February 15, 2010

Prayer Journal

Ever feel like you don't know what to pray for?  Try starting a prayer journal!

Take any old notebook - or a beautiful fancy journal - whatever works for you.
Write down prayers that you love - that speak to you, that mean something to you, that carry memories and comfort.
Write down prayer requests - for yourself, your friends, your family, your community, your nation, the world...
And write down what happens in those situations you pray for.  Do you see how God worked in that situation?  Did you see how God answered that prayer?  Sometimes this takes a lot of thought...  God doesn't usually answer prayers the way we think they should be answered, or the way we want them answered...

This can be a very strong tool to help you in prayer - with words, with focus, with excitement and expectation, and with thanks.

Give it a try - let me know what you think!

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