I would like to start writing down my prayers and what i feel GOD has said to me about them or when HE amswers them, but am not sure how to do it. Do I write as I pray or as HE speaks to me or after. HELP! Thanks in advance.

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Colleen - posted on 12/06/2008

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I just did this GREAT bible study. Kay Arthur's "Teach me how to pray in 28 days" It was very moving. I found that If I write things down just as I am speaking to God. I date the prayers and then I can reflect back at the end of the month and see where God has answered them. I do not like the idea of keeping track I feel Like it is a score card for God.

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Crystal - posted on 08/24/2009

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Some of this was great advice!

I also agree with the lady who advised not to keep a "scorecard" for or against God. He tells us not to "test the LORD your God". When I was in middle school, I kept a prayer journal, writing down what I prayed for and if God answered my prayer or not. I now know that in doing this, I was testing God.

Shannon - posted on 08/24/2009

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I usually sit quietly after reading and think about what I just read as I pray. Then my thoughts seem to come together as I write them down. Maybe you would be interested in joining my community on Circle of Moms. The name is "Devotionals for mothers and others" I am hoping it will be a safe and encouraging place where we can be uplifting to one another and share stories. It is a fairly new community and I hope you will check it out. Oh, BTW, make sure you enter my Funny Face Photo Contest! Be blessed, Shannon Gipson

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I love writing my prayers down as I pray AND writing His answer (I leave space for this). It's so nice to look back and see where the Lord has stepped in and moved mountains and just how specifically he answered those prayers.

Melinda - posted on 12/09/2008

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I agree a journal is the way to go. You can also use this technique for devotionals.

Marie - posted on 12/06/2008

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Great advice guys I will give them a try, I realy want to see GOD move and think this will be a great way.

Tracye - posted on 12/06/2008

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Marie, depending on how fancy you want to get: you could divide the paper into columns and record in each column the current date, who you prayed for, what you prayed for, the date (if any) God answered, and how the answer was seen. Even if you don't see a complete answer, you could record steps of growth/change in the person or situation. Hope that helps. God bless you.

Darlene - posted on 12/05/2008

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Like Verna Rose's reply, I also keep a journal with the date of the prayer and then leave room for a date for when God answers and how He answered. One extra thing I do is pause when I pray so I can get a prompting from God on what to pray for. For example, I have four areas: Praise, Needs, Forgiveness, and Protection. In each of these areas, while I'm praying, I ask God what He would have me pray for this day. In Praise, I ask God, "God, what would you have me Praise you for today?" Then I pause and wait for the Holy Spirit to prompt me to praise God for something. One time it was our car....I praised God for allowing us to purchase a nice car and that it's reliable. I hadn't done that. I do this in my daily journal and it has allowed me to have a better relationship with God. Hope it works for you too!

Crystal - posted on 12/05/2008

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It is an awesome thing to do. As God speaks to me I listen, then reflect, then write it down and what my response is to what he said. That is what I do. Good Luck

Verna - posted on 12/05/2008

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Try keeping a prayer journal for each child. Write down the things you pray about and the date you prayed. Be sure to leave room to write later b/c we all know that God works in His own time! Write things down under the specific prayer as you see God working and answering those prayers. Good Luck!

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