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Prayer Journaling

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I’ve been keeping a prayer journal for several years now. This daily ritual helps me remain focused so my mind does not wander. It’s also a record of my requests. I can go back and look at how God has worked in my life. This is part of what I wrote this morning:

Dear Heavenly Father,

It is the dawn of a New Year and I look forward to all the possibilities it holds. But I will need Your perfect guidance in my life. Please be there to silence the lies of the enemy and remind me of whom I am in You. Help me rest in Your truth. Grant me clarity of purpose and the courage to carry out Your will in every aspect of my life.

As I was praying this morning, I was prompted to turn to the prayer I wrote January 1, 2015. Reading that prayer…

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This blog is for anyone who wants to know more about Jesus and His love and how faith in Him plays out in real life application. Hello, we are Jerry and Angela and we are two fools for Christ. We have decided to make our lives totally surrendered to Jesus in response to His love and His gift of salvation. We are in our early 40′s and we have two children together and [Angela has] an older daughter that is now an adult. We have been married to each other for going on ten years. We surrendered our lives to the Lord together in 2010 and have been growing in that relationship with Him and each other since that time. We both accepted salvation and made professions of faith earlier in our lives, but did not make Him Lord and Savior until 2010. At that time we realized that trying to walk in our own strength and our own ways was useless and empty and had led us to another rock bottom experience. We humbly turned our lives over to Jesus and have been seeking Him with all that we are ever since. That does not mean that we have become perfect. That does not mean that we have not sinned again. That does not mean that we have not had trouble or trials or storms since that time. What this means is that we are growing, we are learning, we are becoming more loving and compassionate and forgiving. We want to share our faith with our readers. We want to share our growth process and transformation with you. We wish to encourage you and lift you.

2 thoughts on “Prayer Journaling

  1. I also like to do this. The thing is b that I don’t seem to stay consistent. I do it awhile then get off track and then I begin again and the cycle continues. Regardless, I love to find an old notebook and look through it. As I read some of my praises written to the Lord or maybe some desperate plea’s to the Lord it is good for my soul. The written praises fill me with overflowing love for my King and I so many times read prayer requests that were answered in amazing ways. I think sometimes it is good to remember exactly how desperate we felt at that time and see now that we are looking back into what happened instead of looking ahead into the unknown future, it helps to build our faith. We can know God is with us and taking care of us and we can always trust that as Romans 8:28 says… (Paraphrased) He works ALL THINGS for the good to those who love Him and who are called

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