Today I thought I would share how I format my morning prayers. As you can see in the image above I record all of my prayer requests in a book.
I draw a cross so I make four boxes. In each box I write a heading – things I am thankful for, prayers for help (for me), prayers for others, and what God is saying. I find it has a way of balancing your prayers for yourself and for others.
I take a few minutes in each section and write down what comes to mind as I sit silently with God. After I have written some things down, I pause and give thanks or pray. I make sure I take my time in each section.
For the last box at the bottom I simply pray “Is there anything you want to say to me Lord?” I then pause and wait on God. Usually before long I find He speaks quietly to my heart. Sometimes He reminds me of a Bible passage or He brings someone to mind to contact or He speaks words of encouragement to me.
The best part of this is you can look back over your prayer requests and see how they were answered. You can tick things off your list and see how God has worked in your life. It is a real faith builder.
I would encourage you to try it and see how you go. It has blessed me so much over the years.