I write prayers. I think that falls under the DIY umbrella. I have written several prayers over the years and shared many of them here with you. I am not a member of the clergy, so what would you call me? What do you call someone who writes prayers? My best reply to that question is, call me faithful. I often write reverent declarations to God expressing my devotion and including my fervent requests for simple things; please Lord let him arrive safely, please give her the strength to conquer her circumstance, hold close those who are affected by senseless violence ( I’ve written far too many of those). Most of my prayers are simple acts of communion with our Lord and Saviour, expressing gratitude for each day and strength to persevere when some days things feel dire.
I don’t find the act of prayer to be associated with any specific organized religion. I find it to be more of a personal or shared religious and spiritual observance. My faith filled form of devotion often includes requests to my angels to watch over me and my loved ones too.
A prayer is not a wish. A young boy said to me once, “ I’ll ask him to tell my parents to get me a new bike”. I asked him to sit down and I replied, “He is not Santa” . “It might be better to say thank you for the bike you already have”, I encouraged.
I recently read a post written in 2015 by Christina Fox on the I believe website, suggesting that we should write our prayers down. Not just as another form of spiritual communion with God, more as a faith filled validation. Allowing you to look back at what God has done to provide answers, peace and change as a result of the power of prayer.
I think a prayer journal will be a valuable tool. As you know I am an “encourager” for writing in a gratitude journal. But, it hadn’t occurred to me to write down my prayers. With the exception of those I share with you here. Starting today, I will include my prayers in a journal.
So there you have it, I write Prayers. Do you write down your prayers?
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