Prayer Journals

Real Estate Agent with Realty Executives

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.

Comments (10)

Nicole Kraus
Signature Realty Associates - Dover, FL
That is wonderful...what a great idea.
Sep 14, 2007 08:22 AM
Sandi Bauman
Chico Homes Real Estate - Chico, CA
Chico CA Realtor
It never occurred to me on my own, but I had a friend who logged his "prayer journals" on his computer!  He said it was easier to get more thoughts and ideas down, because he could type faster than write.  He just saved them in files.  
Sep 15, 2007 10:48 AM
Hugh Krone
Weichert Referral Associates - Hamburg, NJ
Realtor, Sussex County NJ


If it works for you thats great anything that keeps you closer to the Lord is a positive thing . But I really dont think I can fit another thing into my day. As it is nightly prayers are running 30 mto 45 minutes becayse I pray for anyone who asks. really don't think I have the time to start keeping journals. but GOD BLESS YOU.

Sep 15, 2007 01:09 PM
Alexander Harb
Knights Investing - Mesquite, TX
Dallas, Texas Real Estate Investing

I have a blog about my testamony and walk with the Lord from when I
was stopped from commiting suicide till now...I  got saved in 1980 after
searching for the Lord who stopped me from killing myself 3 years

I am up to 1987 right now.....

The link to that blog is right here:

The blog was started about a year ago and continues still today.....

I have about 23 steady readers of my blog.....


Sep 16, 2007 07:24 AM
Diane Velikis
Coldwell & Banker Busch Real Estate - Luzerne, PA
Luzerne County Real Estate
I'm going to try that, what a great idea!
Sep 16, 2007 10:54 AM
Nora Adkins
Realty Executives - Tucson, AZ

Alexander  - What an amazing testimony, It's amazing how He always comes through for us!

Hugh - I definitely know that journaling isn't for everyone.  Go and be the prayer warrior that you are!!

Sandi, Nicole & Diane - thanks for your comments.  I appreciate them!

Sep 16, 2007 11:23 AM
Armando Rodriguez
Orlando Homes 4 Sale, Real Estate Broker-GRI

Great idea!

I keep a notebook where I write verses tha follow a certain theme of life.

Sep 16, 2007 11:38 AM
Jeff&Grace Safrin
F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate - Valparaiso, IN


Great idea NORA.....I keep a Private Journal of Prayer Requests which is a list of other peoples problems and issues that they have shared with me and I have told them I would pray for them....and so I will not forget even one when I silently reflect asking for help for them

I needed to do this because I'm getting older :) and as my girls say jokingly Mom you don't have alzheimers you have " SOMETIMERS " LOL

I forget sometimes! Especially with how crazy busy life can get ...LOL


Sep 16, 2007 12:40 PM
Portland Oregon Real Estate | Alecia Barnes - Broker
Portland, OR

I keep a life journal, it gives me verses to read every day so that I can read the bible in a year, and I write my prayers and journal about what I have read. I love it!

Sep 17, 2007 10:53 AM
Nora Adkins
Realty Executives - Tucson, AZ
Orlando, Jeff, Grace & Alecia - Great ideas!  Thanks so much for your comments.
Sep 17, 2007 02:19 PM