Perhaps nothing has impacted my life more than prayer. Why? Because it’s what connects us to our Heavenly Father and Lord Jesus Christ. It’s conversation with the Almighty, who has all power and love and mercy. His eyes are keeping a watch on us and He yearns to direct us and give us wisdom.
Can we learn to have a better connection with God through prayer? Yes!
Prayers of My Heart: A Personal Prayer Journal
In Prayers of My Heart, you’ll find help to maintain the focused, meaningful, and intentional prayer life you want. It has 12 Month-at-a-Glance charts, 52 Week-at-a-Glance charts, and ample journaling pages, along with instructions and examples to help you start recording your prayer requests and praising God for His answers!
Month At A Glance
There are 12 pages, one page for each month of the year.
As friends call with prayer requests for surgery, a job interview, test, or court date, you can turn to your Month at a Glance calendar and record the request. Only a few words are necessary; John – surgery; Amber – test.
You may also want to record birthdays and anniversaries in this section, so you can pray for people on their special day.
As you look at each month, you can see at a glance what you need to pray for.
It’s also easy to highlight, date or place a check mark by the request when you see God’s answer.
Week At A Glance
This section is designed for you to write the names of those you are praying for at the top of each column. Under the column, record prayer requests specific to them. It’s here that you’ll rejoice as you see God’s hand moving in the lives of those for whom you pray.
Look now at the “Week at a Glance” sample in the Appendix of your journal. Notice how the names of those being prayed for are recorded in the column headings across the top of the prayer chart. I label the first column “LORD” and record one of His attributes for which to praise Him every morning. I’m happy to send you a new attribute every day. CLICK BELOW and it will be your inbox first thing every morning.
I use the next column for my husband, Keith. I may record “Wisdom” or “Your direction.”
Under another person’s column, I may write “patience” if they’re being tested. When our children were little, I would pray, “increase understanding,” if they were having a tough time with a subject in school. Or, I might pray, “desire You” when the world was vying for their attention.
One lady calls her family every Sunday and asks how she can pray for them for the following week. They now anticipate her call and look forward to sharing prayer requests with her. She records their requests in their designated column.
Meditations, Notes, and Prayers
In the final section of your journal you have pages with blank lines on which to record your prayers, confessions, praises, thoughts God places on your heart, and Bible verses on which you want to meditate. Some of my most precious moments are in stillness before the Father. With pen in hand, Bible and journal open, I find that God brings to mind poems, ministry direction, and ideas He wants me to do. The joy of intimacy with the Savior is abundant!
Sermon and Bible study notes can also be recorded in this section. When you go before the Father with the notes you’ve taken, you can ask that He make the teachings real and applicable in your life or in the life of a loved one for whom you’re praying.
May God quicken our hearts to a renewed zeal to pray for our families, churches, nation, and world.
“The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much.” James 5:16