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Try Writing Down Your Prayers
By Rick Warren

“The Lord gave me this answer: ‘Write down clearly on tablets what I reveal to you, so that it can be read at a glance.’” Habakkuk 2:2 (GNT)

If you want to hear God speak, do this: Withdraw to a quiet place, wait patiently and expectantly, and ask God to give you a picture of what he wants to say to you. Then write down God’s responses to your questions.

In the book of Habakkuk, the Lord commands the author to “write down clearly on tablets what I reveal to you, so that it can be read at a glance” (Habakkuk 2:2 GNT).

That’s how we got the book of Habakkuk. In chapter one, Habakkuk wrote down what he said to God. And in chapter two, he wrote down what God said back to him.

That’s also how we got the book of Psalms; many of those psalms came directly from David’s quiet time. David meditated on the first five books of the Bible, the Torah, and then he wrote down his thoughts, and they’re called psalms. In many of the psalms, he starts out with what he’s feeling and then ends up writing down what God says.

If your prayer life is stuck in a rut, and you tend to pray the same things over and over—“God, be with this person” or “Bless this food to the nourishment of our bodies”—then here’s what you need to do: Start writing down your prayers.

“What? You mean I don’t have to say them?” That’s right! Writing them down is a prayer. God can hear it in your thoughts. Just write it down.

Is it okay to write out a prayer and then read it? Of course it is. When you’re writing it, you’re praying. When you’re reading it, you’re praying.

This is called the spiritual habit of journaling, and it’s one that all Christians should understand and practice.

A journal is not a diary. A diary is about the things you did. A journal is about the lessons you learned—the mistakes you made and what God has taught you.

Start your spiritual journal today. It will help you to hear and to remember what God is telling you.

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