It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been saved, the devil will always, always, always use your prayer time as a tactic to push you away from God. But, how does that happen? How will the enemy use my prayer time against me?
Prayer is one of the most powerful tools the Christian has in their repertoire. When you come to this understanding, you’ll no longer wonder why the enemy fights you so hard in your time with God. And this printable prayer journal can be an encouragement in your walk with Christ.
The devil has three main lies that he’s tried to control every Christian in history with.
First, he will try to convince you that you’re too busy to pray. He’ll cause make you feel like your family needs you more, this season is just different, and he’ll even tell you things like God doesn’t hear you.
Second, he’ll try to make you believe that you don’t need to pray. This is one of the biggest lies of the enemy. Salvation is not a one-time thing, it’s a revolving relationship that requires cultivation and attention- just like a marriage. A Christian without a prayer life is no Christian at all.
Third, he’ll tell you that God doesn’t hear you when you pray. He’ll make you wonder what you’re even doing when you go down to pray. That if you don’t get your answer right away- he doesn’t care. And if you can’t find the words- it’s probably flesh. And if you don’t feel anything- you must have done something wrong.
All lies of the enemy to make you feel like it’s too hard and that there’s no point. You’ve been there, I’ve been there. Every Christian there ever was has been there. Satan’s tactics are not new, and his lies are still lies. God is for you, just remember that.
A prayer journal can be just what you’re looking for to help encourage you in your walk with Christ.
There are so many times where we just have to pull ourselves up by the bootstraps and encourage ourselves in the Lord. Let your prayer serve as another tool in your walk!
When you’re discouraged, you can use your prayer journal as a sort of template. I don’t mean a guide, or an everyday repetitious, religious prayer. But I mean in those times where your words are fleeting and life seems to get the best of us, you can use it to your advantage!
Sometimes we get in prayer and we’re so overwhelmed with what’s going on in our lives that we feel like we can’t get our minds on God. We struggle to find the words to say. We fight to break through. Using a prayer journal can help you be intentional in praying for God’s will and desire for your life!
Your prayer journal can be what holds you accountable for being consistent in your quiet time. Use these sheets to be sure that you are recognizing the needs of your personal life, family, friends and following thru as you spend time on each one.
Use your prayer journal to help you in your quiet time!
Use these pages to actually write out your prayers unto God. It includes the date as well, so you know how long you’ve been praying about a situation, person, or problem. Then it includes a place for you to put the answer to the prayer.
This is a great way for you to start your prayers! By going before The Father, interceding for the needs of your family and others helps open your heart and clear your mind.
For me, writing is a way for me to express myself. This page is especially important if you want to write down, in specifics, what you’re going to God for. Then, at the bottom, you can explain how God answered that prayer.
When you need a pick-me-up, use these pages to watch how God has moved in your life. A reminder of His goodness, His grace, and His mercy!
These are great for just documenting your prayer time. There are going to be times in your walk where you leave feeling like your prayers didn’t go anywhere, and others where the Spirit was poured out in abundance.
In those times, we can look back and see how the Lord moved on our behalf personally. How we felt in prayer and what He dealt with us about. Using it as a tool of encouragement!
In the journal, there are a few pages for you to take sermon notes. These can be useful in your quiet time! So, how do you use your sermon notes to your advantage?
If the enemy is fighting your mind and you feel like you can’t pray, if the words just don’t come out right and your discouraged, or if you just need a reminder of God’s word to keep you grounded- refer back to these sermon notes and use them as a guide of ways to pray for yourself, your community, or your family!
Have you ever used a prayer journal? How has it helped in cultivating your quiet time with God?