Friday Favorites 12/6/13

prayer journal, prayerFriday favorites is a place where I can talk about and recommend some of my favorite things.  From food to music to technology to great ideas, Friday favorites will feature them all.  If you have feedback on something that’s deserving of a Friday favorite, please don’t hesitate to use the comment section or send me an email at  I want to hear about your favorites too!

“I will live my life in accordance with God’s Word.  I will strive for His glory”.  The previous sentence is what it says on page 2 of my prayer journal.  What started as just a way for me to record prayer requests and how God answered them has become something more.

I’m not really sure why I was prompted to write such a statement of faith on the 2nd page of my prayer journal except that I just felt lead to do it.  What’s amazing is that every time I read through that page I pray that statement just like the rest of the prayer requests in my journal.  It has become not only a statement of faith, but a supplication to God that He grant me the strength and will to live it.

It is an amazing thing to see God at work and to be a part of it.  My journal has helped me focus on being a faithful prayer warrior and has helped me fulfill one of scriptures commands to believers:

“Great are the works of the Lord;
They are studied by all who delight in them.” (Psalm 111:2 NASB)

Because I take delight in seeing God work, I want to study and remember what He has done in my life and in the lives of those I am praying for.  This is why I now write those things down in my prayer journal and spend time reading and praying through it several times a week.  This practice has greatly enriched my prayer life and it has become a special time between the Lord and I that I always look forward to.

If you want to grow in the Lord and in your communication with Him then I heartily recommend starting a prayer journal.  Grab a blank notebook, it doesn’t have to be anything ornate or expensive.  Begin by writing down just 1 or 2 things that are on your heart right then and there.  Through the days and weeks as you pray over these things God will bring to your mind other things to write down and pray about.  Your journal will grow and along with it your trust and faith in God.

 Today I am thanking God for my prayer journal and for the privilege of calling on Him.  That’s why my prayer journal is today’s Friday Favorite.

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