This year in 2017 I’ve been taking steps to be more intentional about my prayer life. One of my goals is to develop a regular prayer time. While I usually wake up around 5:30 for daily Bible reading, I haven’t found a good way to work prayer into this time. Some days I’ll pray for 5 minutes prior to my reading; some days I’ll pray for 30 minutes afterward. Sometimes I pray over a list of people; most times my prayers are random, sporadic, and rambling So,
I have started a prayer journal.
I have put in the date of my request then write it out. I try to leave space in between so that I can add requests as they come to me.
I also have pages based on events or things I want to see God do and praises. 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 is highlighted and with assurance see God is at work!
Ephesians 6:18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.