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Go now, write it on a tablet for them, inscribe it on a scroll, that for the days to come it may be an everlasting witness. – Isaiah 30:8 (NIV)

Have you tried writing your prayers? Keeping a prayer journal? Lately as I try to pray at various times of the day I find my thoughts bouncing around in my head like a pinball hitting the bumpers. There’s one thought – bump – off to another thought – bump – I need to remember to do XYZ – bump – you get the idea. Sometimes it seems no matter how hard I try to focus my thoughts – and my prayers – they are all jumbled. I’m not pleased with myself for being like this and I’d like to give the credit to my age, but for whatever reason I’m not focused.

I began once again keeping a prayer journal at the end of January this year and I’ve found that it helps me tremendously. As I sit and type my prayers to the Father I need to concentrate on what I want to say and make my fingers race across the keyboard to keep up with the thoughts and the prayer. I’m more centered and that pinball in my mind is quiet. I love having a record of my prayers and going back to review what I’ve prayed about on any given day. Do I do this every day? No, but on an average I type something in my prayer journal five days each week. The days that I don’t go into my prayer journal seem scrambled and I don’t start out with the focus that I do when I’ve gone to the Father before starting my day. Just sayin’….

Won’t you join me in keeping a prayer journal? Whether you prefer to hand write or type I suggest that you give it a try. Ask the Lord if this is what He would have you to do and obey His leading.

Adonai,

Thank You for Your patience with me as I try to focus my attention on You. It’s my desire to communicate with You on many levels and I am grateful that You have provided me with various tools for organizing my thoughts. I ask that You are with me as I talk with You and may I also be open to hearing You speak with me. Thank You for Your word and for the many ways that You and I can communicate with each other. I ask that You are with those who are reading this and that You would minister to them and show them how You would like to communicate with each of them. You are such a loving Father who wants to hear from His children, and I thank You for allowing me to sit at Your feet and talk with You.

In Jesus’ name, Amen

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