Just copying posts from my old website...
So I began to write a prayer journal. I keep it with my Bible. I don’t write specifics or write a long story, just short tidbits of something I prayed about. How easy is it to blame God for all the bad things happening around us and when we’re in a bad mood, it’s much easier to focus on the negative? God answers so many little prayers for us all throughout the day. Didn’t you find your keys when they were lost? There was a parking spot right up front at the store when it was raining? Your child came home safe and sound from school? You made it to payday so you could buy groceries?
The next day, I reviewed the recent list of prayers and started to draw a cross by the ones that God had answered for me. Then it dawned on me, God answers so many prayers for me but I often forget to thank Him for many of them. So now, when I look back on my list of prayers, I’m reminded to thank God for all the crosses drawn in my prayer journal.
“Whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” Mark 11:24