Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Prayer Journal ~ Day 17

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A few days ago I mentioned I sometimes lack focus in my prayer life. One thing that I find that helps me focus is to keep a prayer journal.

A prayer journal is exactly what it sounds like. A journal to write prayers in. It's also helpful to include scriptures, devotional notes, answers to prayers, etc. It could be any kind of journal or notebook. I like to use 5 subject binders and break it into notes, prayers, and verses & quotes. Or if you're studying by topic you could break it into faith, grace, love, child raising, or whatever else God has placed on your heart.

A prayer journal is helpful for me because sitting down and taking the time to think about what I want to write keeps my mind focused and less likely to drift. I also love going back and reading what I prayed about before and seeing how God answered those prayers.

Do you keep a prayer journal too? Any special ideas or advice?
The section of my 5 subject binder that's dedicated to prayer. I have a picture in the pocket of an old friend that needs prayer.


  1. I love this idea!! :D

  2. I've kept one for years! It's so good to look back on every single blessing!