Benefits of Keeping a Prayer Journal - Della Devoted

Benefits of Keeping a Prayer Journal

At the start of 2016, one of my main goals was to grow stronger as a Christian and get closer to God. I also set a goal of starting a prayer journal. I had always prayed but I felt as if I was lacking in the prayer department. I just didn't realize how much until I started my prayer journal. Starting a prayer journal has changed my life for the better.

I picked up this basic Lilly Pulitzer replica notebook from Walmart.

A journal doesn't have to be anything extravagant. Only God see's your thoughts unless you want to share them with someone.

Having a prayer journal has taught me that no matter how short or lengthy your prayers are, God still hears them all!

It has taught me to really pour my heart and soul out to God. Now we have all had a heartfelt prayer a time or two, but when you start putting your words on paper, they seem to just keep pouring out.

In this particular entry, I let out my feelings on just how discouraged I was over my dads health. It's a great way to let out any anger and frustration and let God know how you really feel. He wants to hear from us even when we are upset.

A Prayer Journal is also a great way to give thanks and to keep track of all the good things God has done in your life. At the end of the year, you can reflect on all of God's blessings that he has bestowed upon you. 

It's a great way to pray for blessings on others and in this particular case pray for the lost souls as well.

A Prayer Journal is also a way to pray for others. How often do we see on Social Media that someone is in need of prayer? We say that we will pray for them but a lot of times we keep on scrolling through Facebook and forget to pray. I like to grab my journal and write their names down. This way when I go through my journal at night, I can honestly say that I prayed for that person.

and last but certainly not least, prayer journaling greatly helps you study the word of God. I like to write down verses that are pertaining to a certain situation in my life at the time. For instance, in this particular case I wrote down verses about snow. When everyone was complaining about the 18 inches of snow that we had, I was writing down some verses that had the word snow in it.

Some examples of verses that could be written down are in times of worry, grief, depression, money issues, decision making, sickness and so on.  Whatever you are dealing with in life, there is an answer to your problem in God's Holy Word.

It's nice to just write down verses of praise. You can never praise God enough. Be sure to thank him for each and every day of life!

Prayer Journaling has greatly impacted my life. I feel that I am on the right path to being a stronger Christian, to having a closer relationship with God and I feel more at peace. My prayer life is definitely improving as well as learning to give thanks and study the word of God more often. I highly recommend that everyone start a prayer journal. It's one of the best decisions I have ever made. Starting a prayer journal has changed my life for the better!

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