Keeping a prayer journal

A prayer journal or spiritual journal is a book where you record your questions to the Lord; also your hopes, your fears, your apologies and frustrations.

It can help you see areas where changes in your life are needed and where growth is possible.

Through prayer, God will guide you in your daily life. A prayer journal can reveal where and how the Lord is directing your life.

To help you with your journal, try the Daily Examen.

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Another way is to record

    a scripture passage

  • or the name of a book you are reading
  • your questions, thoughts, feelings and decisions

  • What did I learn from this reading?
  • Do I have a better understanding of God's plan for me?
  • What is the most important thing for me to do today?
  • Am I aware of how much God loves me?
  • Am I trying to reach out to others?
  • you could also record the results of your meditations

Entries can be made on a daily, weekly, or random basis.

Be patient with your progress. Growing close to Jesus is the work of a lifetime.