It can be hard to remember what to pray for each day, but by starting a prayer journal this task can be a lot easier. There is another key benefit of a prayer journal, and it is a great habit to get into.
You can create a prayer journal in any type of notebook, big or small. The key to a prayer journal is to keep track each day of what you are praying for. Include the names of people you know that are sick or injured, or those that are emotionally wounded. Make a list of people that you are praying for regarding their salvation too. Another thing to list is your own personal concerns and problems.
After listing all of these things, it is also important to make a list of praises each day. Every day, it is important to praise God for all of the good things that have happened. By starting a journal like this, you will have a more clear direction of what you need to pray for. This can help improve your prayer life tremendously.
One key reward you can get from doing this is that you have a written record of answered prayers. As you keep track of your prayers, you may notice that certain things you once prayed for out of concern have now turned into praises to God. A prayer journal is a great way to keep track of all of these things. You can literally turn back through the pages to see how God is working in your life.