This prayer journal is intended to fulfill three purposes:
Teach you about prayer from examples in Scripture.
Provide an on-line prayer journal to help you pray.
Thus enable you to become a friend of God.
Would your friend stay your friend if you never talked? Do you want to be a friend of God? Then spend time reading His Word and talking with Him in Prayer.
Give ear to my words, O LORD, consider my meditation. Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King, and my God: for unto thee will I pray. My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up. – Psalms 5:1-3
He has regarded the prayer of the destitute And has not despised their prayer. – Psalms 102:17
“Why are you sleeping?” He asked them. “Get up and pray, so that you won’t enter into temptation.”
Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. – 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Becoming a Friend of God
You cannot know someone without spending time with them. And who among us doesn’t need a close, personal friend with whom we can talk, laugh, cry, give and receive advice, and just have fun being together. And even better if that friend is someone wise and experienced who can provide sage counsel when you find yourself in situations where you have no idea what to say and do.
The Apostle James writes,
So the Scripture was fulfilled that says, Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him for righteousness, and he was called God’s friend. – James 2:23
Perhaps the most important reason to become a person of devout, fervent prayer is that you will become God’s friend. There is no better friend. And best of all, He is a faithful friend forever who will never disappoint you or betray you. You can have no better friend or wise counselor who in turn will help you become a better, wiser friend to others.
The FACTS of Prayer
The Essentials of Prayer
- The Privilege of Prayer
- The Posture of Prayer
- The Priority of Prayer
- The Power of Prayer
Your Prayer Journal
- Your list of praise items
- Your list of prayer requests
- Your list of prayer partners
- Example prayers from Scripture