The Holy Spirit just impressed us to share this little story today. Sometime ago we just started to wonder about our prayers one day and so we started a simple journal in which we began recording what we prayed for and putting the date each issue was answered. So to get an accurate and precise picture of how God has answered, we bought a medium-sized 200 page notebook and made three columns.
The second column is the largest one and contains: The details of the request in one sentence and a Bible verse that we are claiming (most times we try to find a Bible verse that is directly related or matches our prayer request.)
The third column contains the date the request was answered.
Here is an example below:
We cannot begin to tell you how rewarding and exciting this experience has been – being able to see on a day-to-day, month-by-month basis what we prayed for and when each prayer was answered is so amazing and encouraging! We encourage you to try it too and you can post about your experience using this “prayer journal” method in the Comments section below.
One of our friends has just begun her “prayer journal” and she is blown away by the Big Difference that Prayer has made in her life. Our friend writes every issue that disturbs her soul in her notebook and has said that she has seen several prayers answered in quick succession! So today if you think Prayer does not work try this suggestion and you will have your own hard evidence that God does hear and answer Prayer.
*Also don’t forget to check out the Bible texts in the table above to see how they relate to each prayer request.