I often have a hard time staying focused. Sadly, my thoughts can stray even when I am praying! One minute I am conversing with God and the next I am thinking about what I am making for breakfast or about the load of laundry that needs to go in the dryer. Sometimes multi-tasking is great, but when you’re praying… notsomuch. 🙂

To help stay focused and pray a coherent prayer, I will write it as I pray it, into my prayer journal. This helps me stay on track, pray more to the point, and helps me to dwell more on what I am praying instead of just rattling it off. I usually write a prayer and then add a list of specific prayer needs for friends and family, etc. at the bottom and then I pray over those. That way I can just reference the list later if I need to and I can transfer needs that are still applicable on the list from one day to the next.

It’s not rocket science, but it really helps. 🙂

Happy Wednesday!

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Hey, y’all! I'm Amber, and I wear many hats: Pastor's wife, marriage advocate, eclectic homeschooler, mother of three, and domestically challenged homemaker--lovin’ life and livin’ deep in the heart of Texas.
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