The first time I read about prayer journaling was when I read Prayer: the Great Adventure by Dr. David Jeremiah. Much of his book was excerpts from his personal prayer journal as he was going through cancer and treatments. I thought the idea was great but never followed through. A year ago, I had a notebook where I kept sermon notes for when I preached and from services I attended. One of those pages was a list of requests. They were more like miracles I wanted to see God do. I was amazed how many of these prayers were answered within the last year. We often miss the fact that God answers our prayers because we keep no record of it. We even take for granted that prayer-answering is what God is supposed to do. The things I had on my list were things I honestly did not foresee being answered within a year. I looked at them as impossible, yet God worked despite my lack of faith.
I want to challenge you to write down the things you are praying about currently. There will come a time when those “impossible” things will be made possible by our miracle-working God. I still have a portion of the list that has yet to be answered. This list gave me a faith boost to believe that God will bring these things to pass. Write your requests down. I can assure you that if God doesn’t change the circumstances, He will change the way you pray. The time invested in prayer journaling is worth it.