WFMW – Prayer Journaling

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. 🙂

Happy Wednesday!

Works For Me Wednesday is hosted by Rocks In My Dryer.

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Growing in Grace (Nicole)
Growing in Grace (Nicole)
May 18, 2007 8:27 am

I’ve done this sometimes too. It’s a great to stay focused.

Kelley
Kelley
May 17, 2007 1:38 pm

I know that it’s Thursday, but I’ve kept your blog open on my computer because I wanted to leave a comment so I wouldn’t be a bloiterer! This is totally one of those “God things” for me! Recently, I haven’t had much time to read WFMW posts, but yesterday, I hopped out real quick before taking my daughter to gymnastics. Your link jumped out at me, I linked over, read your post and said, “Thank you Lord for leading me here.” You see, I had doubted that God with with me for awhile and have recently found Him again…He was… Read more »

J. Fergie
J. Fergie
May 16, 2007 11:32 am

Good tip. The journal would also make a nice chronicle of all the things you’ve prayed for over time and a reminder of the prayers that have been answered!

Amy
Amy
May 16, 2007 12:27 pm

Thank you! I have trouble with staying focused during prayer also. I will try your suggestion.

Beth/Mom2TwoVikings
Beth/Mom2TwoVikings
May 16, 2007 5:36 am

Y’know – I’ve always meant to do this but I just haven’t sat down and DID it! LOL Think I’ll add it to my “new habits to learn” list! *wink* Thanks for the reminder!

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