Every summer just before school gets back session, school supplies go on sale. Many places sell the spiral notebooks for just 10-cents each. I usually load up on these for a couple of reasons. First, I have three children and they usually do need them for school, but second...I use them for prayer journals.
About 5-6 years ago, I was taking part in a bible study at church. One of the things we did during that study was prayer journals. I'v heard of journals before, but I guess I never thought of prayer journals. I remember when I sat down to write that I didn't know what to say. I just stared at the blank paper and thought....okay, now what? Finally, I did get started writing and now you can't get me to stop!
What started out as little paragraphs to my Lord, has developed into pages and pages and now books on top of books of my prayers.
I love to randomly reach in my box and pull out a book, open it and read my past prayers to God. Looking back through them I get to see what was on my mind at the time, my praises, my dreams and my worries. The best part is now I know how God responded to each of those prayers. I love it!!
If you have never tried this, give it a month and see if you're hooked just as I was.