In 1973 when I was a teenager my local Catholic priest encouraged me to start keeping what became known as my ‘prayer journal.’
It has become a book that when I travel I never go anywhere without.
Have you noticed that talking to God can at times be difficult because focusing on an invisible being can be challenging.
It’s is so easy to become distracted and for our thoughts to wander.
If this is you can I encourage you try writing your prayers for a time. You will be amazed at what you will write and just how much you will reflect on.
Write from the heart and write honestly.
Write as if you are writing to a friend. This is prayer.
Another advantage of keeping a prayer journal is that it is a record of your relationship with God.
I can now go back and read what I prayed on my wedding day, when my first child was born, when I got my first job working for the Church, during times when I have been unfaithful to God and after some amazing ministry events in parishes.
These journals since 1973 encourage me and have become the most precious item that I have.
ACTION: Today write your prayers out and then review it on Easter Sunday.
GOSPEL READING: Luke 18:9-14
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