The Prayer Journal: Slowing Down to Listen

One of the most valuable benefits of writing down my prayers as I pray them is slowing down to listen to God. It takes me much longer to write down my prayers than it does for me to think them. I can think, “Lord, I’ve really been selfish this week with my time” in 3 seconds. But writing down that confession takes at least 18 seconds (yes, I timed it). By writing requests down you add 600 times more thought and earnestness into your prayers. Believe it or not, that makes an enormous difference in the direction and focus of […]