Use your journal for anything related to prayer: list prayer requests made of you; make a note of how and when prayers are answered; list things which trouble you; but most importantly, write about things for which you are thankful. Review the pages regularly and add updates as things change in your life.

A purse or pocket size journal is good as it can be carried with you to make notes on items as they arise during your day. If you don’t carry your journal with you, then get in the habit of making a note when someone asks for prayer or a concern or thanksgiving enters your mind. In the evening you can make entries in your journal based on your notes.

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