I often have a hard time staying focused. Sadly, my thoughts can stray even when I am praying! One minute I am conversing with God and the next I am thinking about what I am making for breakfast or about the load of laundry that needs to go in the dryer. Sometimes multi-tasking is great, but when you’re praying… notsomuch. 🙂
To help stay focused and pray a coherent prayer, I will write it as I pray it, into my prayer journal. This helps me stay on track, pray more to the point, and helps me to dwell more on what I am praying instead of just rattling it off. I usually write a prayer and then add a list of specific prayer needs for friends and family, etc. at the bottom and then I pray over those. That way I can just reference the list later if I need to and I can transfer needs that are still applicable on the list from one day to the next.
It’s not rocket science, but it really helps. 🙂
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