A prayer journal is something I have used to help my prayer life be consistent. One season it might be a very pretty journal and others a 10¢ spiral from a back-to-school sale.
Fancy or plain, both will hold exactly what I need. A place to record the prayers I am praying for myself and those I dearly love.
So, here is my current journal. I took an outside shot so you could see how messy it is! See the papers sticking out of the back? Those are copies of the prayers for my daughters Lysa TerKeurst shared a few weeks ago as well as the prayers for my son from Brooke McGloughlin. The small note cards sticking out are from Stormie Omartian’s The Power of a Praying Wife. I found the prayers from the book in card form a bizillion years back. I’ve been praying these prayers for Greg most of our 27 years of marriage. Based on God’s word, I know they line up with His heart for my man!
Here’s a peak inside. These pages are filled with some of my prayers for the events I speak at (I thought this was a bit safer than choosing pages on my loved ones!)
I simply put in the date of my request then write it out. In the front, I have pages for my husband and for each one of my children. I try to leave space in between so that I can add requests as they come to me. There are pages for my mom and my in-loves too.
I also have pages based on events or things I want to see God do. Since I am a speaker and author, I have pages for my events and many, many pages for my new book coming out in September. I pray for my family every day and then work through the additional pages as time permits and God brings them to mind.
Once it is answered, I highlight the prayer request so I can see very clearly all God is doing. On those days when I feel discouraged, I can scan over all that hot pink and with assurance see God is at work!
You can also get journals already designed just for praying. When I saw Proverbs 31 Ministries new journal (pictured above), I just wanted to fill it up; it’s so pretty! Each page has space to write and encouraging verses too!
Also, if the prayer request you are tired of praying for is your daughter :), I’d love to have you join us here, in this community of moms purposing to raise wiser daughters. Simply sign up in the box in the right hand column. When you receive your first post, you’ll receive the free article “Starting the Tough Talks” as my gift to you! You’ll see it as a link at the bottom of the page. I hope you’ll join us!