CAST your cares on the Lord, and He will sustain you.
We’re halfway through my prayer journal, and actually have come to the thickest portion of the contents. I just wrote about this section here. As this section is the busiest part of my journal, it is always evolving, and has taken on a significant change just since I wrote about it.
Because sometimes I feel like I get bogged down in the “gimme prayers” and I tend to forget God’s faithfulness to me in answered prayer, I felt I needed a way to track it better. Now, after I pray through my pocketful of daily prayers, I turn to my page of “Supplications”. These prayers include, but are not limited to specific requests for myself, my spiritual walk, areas I am working on, etc. as well as names of people I’ve committed myself to pray for, with dates. On the back of this page, on the same line as the request is written on the front, I record answered prayers with the date answered. I call this “satisfaction”. Whether His answer is yes or no, or not yet, I know that He has heard me, and answered me. When this page is full, and I need to add intentions, I transfer all prayers that I am still waiting on an answer for to the new page, and continue from there. This serves a dual purpose, it keeps me mindful of things that I promised to keep in prayer, and it keeps me mindful of answered prayer that I can add to my “attitude of gratitude” page. I plan to make a page or two for this section with one of my favorite poems, “Wait”, as well as Bible verses reminding me to keep persisting in prayer.