Teach Me To Pray Thy Kingdom Come day 1

Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as is it in heaven.

Keeping a Prayer Journal

He withdrew about a stone’s throw beyond them, knelt down and prayed, “Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done. Luke 22: 41-42 (NIV)

Jesus prayer just before his arrest teaches us two important things, the power of prayer and the will of God. Jesus prays with such intensity asking for deliverance but above all he prays for the will of the Father to come to fruition. An angel from heaven appeared to him and strengthened him to carry out the Father’s will (Luke 22:43).

Whatever needs we bring to our Heavenly Father, our daily prayer priority is about God’s Kingdom and accomplishment of His will. This prayer adds new perspective to all the needs you listed in your prayer journal. Add it as a heading over the next several pages of your journal.

If one challenge for our Teach Me to Pray series is to improve one notch in our prayer conversations with God, your prayer journal can be a helpful tool. Use these checkpoints.

  •   Is your journal medium, paper or electronic, working well for you?
  •   Is it accessible and easy for you to update entries?
  •   Do you have a goal for daily use of your journal? Establish a consistent time of day and set up a reminder.
  •   Experiment with a variety of styles in your journal; a list of needs, a journal of issues God raises for you in His Word, doodles and sketches that reflect your train of thought in prayer.
  •   Be honest in every thought you record.