Tag Archives: Pray

Prayer Journal

Spending time with God through prayer and His Word is a prerequisite for having a great life and fulfilling your purpose. -Joyce Meyer
Prayer Journal
 

I’ve had several requests to share my prayer journal. This is my first year to make a prayer journal like this, but I think I’m going to start this at the beginning of each year.  I’ve had many (oh, so many) journals over the past 20 years, and I’ve had a few in those first few years of my young Christian walk that were more organized like this. I love the idea of making a new prayer journal for each year. I’ve included some photos and links of what I’ve done, and at the end I have included a video I made so you can see it! Have a blessed day!

 

Goals, schedule, routine

What you see when you first open prayer journal.

 

table of contents

Prayer for spousePrayer for Spouse

prayer for sons and daughters

Prayer for son

Prayer for son & daughter

prayer pocket 2

back of pocket

soak

Soak- Bible study method <—Click here to find more details about the SOAK method from Good Morning Girls

God SaysYou Say… God Says..

I am prayersI Am

Here’s the video: My prayer Journal    

If you have a prayer journal or want to start one, I would love to hear about it!

Here’s my board on Pinterest for a lot of great ideas for your prayer journal- Pinterest Prayer Journals

Releasing Control

Family quarrel

Control. I’ve always fought for it. I never named it. I always thought it was just me wanting to be able to give my input and make decisions. Whenever I felt out of control in my marriage my frustrations would rise. And anger followed. I felt like a child who wasn’t getting their way.

And whenever I fought for my way and my husband stood his ground and made a decision I didn’t agree with, I would wait. Wait for him to fall and realize I was right and that he should have listened to me. After all, I knew better… or so I thought. But instead of it making me feel better when realizing I was right, I found myself just getting more and more frustrated. “Lord, why doesn’t this husband you’ve given me just listen?”

After almost 17 years of being married, the Lord has taught me a few things. Yes, I’m a slow learner. When my husband tells me of an idea, instead of reacting and wanting him to change his plans, I bite my tongue. I smile. If he asks, I give my opinion. But then I pray. I pray for understanding, I pray for him, that God would give him wisdom. And then I pray for me. I pray that God would take away the desire to control the situation. And I ask God to speak to Him. And then it’s out of my hands; it’s between him and God.

I can tell you there’s much more peace in our relationship today. Instead of trying to control him, I know he’s accountable to God, not to me. I’ve released him and can just enjoy him as my husband, not someone I’m always trying to control. And I know He enjoys the marriage more because he doesn’t feel like I’m trying to control his every move. When he does make a decision I don’t agree with and I see it backfire, I remain quiet. The lesson in itself is painful enough; he doesn’t need to hear it from me. That’s how I know our marriage has matured over the years- I want him to succeed and I don’t want to see him make unwise decisions. There are times when control tries to pop its ugly little head back up and I quickly see it for what it is. As anxiety begins to rise, I quickly ask the Lord to be in control of our lives.

Again, bite your tongue, release control to God, smile, and pray. Give God the control to change things if they need to be changed and enjoy your husband. You will both be much happier.

 And whatever you ask for in prayer, having faith and [really] believing, you will receive. Matthew 21: 22

Lord, I pray that you would help us to release control to you for our marriage. Remind us to be quick to pray and slow to react, releasing all situations into your hands. We trust you with our husbands. Replace our fear of not being in control with peace from above, knowing full well that You are in control. Amen.