Are you looking for a new journal? I recommend that you look into getting a gratitude and prayer journal. It has a place to write down what you pray for, then you write down how your prayer was answered and the date it happened. Then you look back in thankfulness at all you have been blessed with. You can also write down things that you are blessed with today that you did not pray for. There are Bible verses about God's provision to help you when praying as well.
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God's Provision and Gratitude Prayer Journal Series
The story behind the Gratitude and Prayer Journals by Amy Marohl (me)… Back in 2008, we were going through some income loss when my husband's company did a “re-org” and decided to pay him less money (but he got to keep his job.) At that time I was reading about a missionary named George Müller. He had an orphanage in Bristol, England. Whenever there was a need, he took it to God, instead of man, and wrote the prayer in a journal. God showed up, big time! At the end of his life, there were several orphan houses he was a part of, with God providing for all.
This led me to start keeping a journal myself. I would just use a notebook or a blank journal at the time. At the top of each page, I wrote out a Bible verse I found that spoke of His provision. Below that, I wrote down the date prayed, what was prayed for or received, it's value, the source of how it was provided and the date it happened. I used it to pray for others' needs as well as my own.
I found over 60 encouraging verses regarding God's provision for believers. I found journaling what God has done to be so encouraging! I can easily look back in earlier pages to see what the Lord has done in the past, and this helps me to believe that He will answer my prayers today. I continue to pray for the ones where the “received” section is blank.
Often, when a friend of mine was experiencing a tough time, I would send them the verses. It never dawned on me that the journal itself might be a better help, so they can watch what God will do and how he will provide and then they too can be thankful and filled with hope for the future with a Gratitude and Prayer Journal.
So I decided to design the one I am already using so it can be printed and sold. My intention was, that I could encourage someone by giving the journal with ALL 60+ Bible verses as a gift. This is more convenient for me as well! Now when my journal runs out of pages, I don't need to rewrite all the verses at the top and draw all the lines, etc. What a big time saver! This series has the same inside pages with scripture and lines in each journal, but the covers are different. Here is an example of the inside…
This Journal Is So Encouraging! You can look back in earlier pages to see what the Lord has done and believe that He will answer your prayer today even if the future looks dark with no light at the end of the tunnel. God sees you and He knows what you need, yet He wants you to ASK Him for it. This is a prayer journal with encouraging verses regarding God's Provision at the top of every journal page. Below that, there are ten rows on each page to write under these sections… Date, Item, Amount, Source, Received.
How to use a Gratitude and Prayer Journal
These instructions are printed in the back of each journal so the user knows how to use it. This is especially helpful if you give it as a gift and the user has never used one before.
Now anyone can give others a great gift, a way to track their prayers, so they can watch for God to provide. The 6×9 inch size is perfect for tucking in a purse, bag or backpack so it's always close to you. It can also fit nicely on a nightstand or in a small drawer. A Gratitude Journal is a great… Teacher Gift, Babysitter Gift, Day Care Provider Gift, Bible Study Group, Church Group, Woman Gift, Man Gift, Teen Gift, Son Gift, Daughter Gift, Grandpa Gift, Grandma Gift, Thank You Gift, Just Because Gift, Wedding Gift, College Student Gift, Senior Gift, Nursing Home Worker or Patron Gift, Pastor Gift, Brother Gift, Sister Gift, Shelter Patron Gift, A gift for someone with depression, or someone with anxiety. This is also a wonderful gift to yourself!
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