I mentioned in a recent Daybook Online Journal post, Daybook Online Journal: Lent Begins, that I need to amp up my prayer life–become more focused and intentional. So I created a prayer journal because I also need to be more accountable. I made a video to showing you how I set up my new prayer journal; I’m a visual person and figure some of you all might be as well. (It was hard finding a pocket of quiet in my home on a snowy, inside day to make the video. Thanks be to God I have healthy, sometimes noisy children.) Using this prayer journal alongside my Bible journaling has already been a much needed help in my devotional time.
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The prayers I’ve composed to pray are a collection of scriptures, inspired by other prayers I’ve prayed and prompts from the Holy Spirit.
I mention being moved to tears while I was composing the prayer for my children. It really hit me in a very powerful way the necessity to pray for them–specifically. Not only specifically for each one of them individually, but also for the specifics of their life: the things they view as forms of entertainment, their friendships, vocation and future spouses.
While pondering the prayer for Chris, I wanted to acknowledge the fact that the world is difficult. I wanted my prayers to include the intention that he would need to take up his cross and seek his comfort and consolation in God with all meekness and humility.
The prayers I composed are available as free printables for subscribers of The Littlest Way. What, you have not signed up to receive The Littlest Way in your email? Click here now and never miss a new post.
Here’s a list of resources I used–or wished I would have used–to make my prayer journal. I purchased some of these supplies over a year ago at Target for something else, so I’ll link to Amazon in case Target doesn’t have something in stock or you would rather just order online.
Oh goodness look how pretty these colored papers are. Target does not carry these or I would have bought them! Colored Filler Paper, 100 sheets And here’s some pretty Martha Stewart 5-Tab Small-Format Plastic Dividers. I’m ordering online next time.
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If you use a prayer journal or prayer binder, leave comment giving me the ins and out of your prayer journal.
*Here’s a link to a post with my more formal, rote prayers that I’ve included in my prayer binder, Prayer Journal: Formal Prayers