Today I have a very different book for you. It is a prayer journal. Do you use one? Would you like to try? Journaling while praying is one way of keeping track of when and what you and our Heavenly Father discuss. It offers a record to go back and review. Most importantly, if you say you are going to pray for someone, please do. A journal is a good place to list that. Praying for someone is lifting them up to Jesus for intercession. No better problem solver ever. Let’s check this journal out.
The Pray Map Journal for Women by the Barbour Staff is a spiral bound paperback providing a delightful way to record daily prayer time with God. Published by Barbour Books this 176 page Women’s journal has a whimsical cover and inside road map for prayer. It would be an easy to follow outline for someone wanting to dig deeper into a prayer life.
This guide to prayer journaling is not just for women. Teenage girls and preteens would benefit from this as well. Each entry or day consists of two pages with different sections and a road with arrows directing where to go next. Beginning with the date, readers are guided to a section for prayer, followed by one on thanks. The next destination is “I am worried about” which did not settle quite well with me. I am hoping (and suggesting) in reprints that the word “worried” is replaced with concerned or something else. (It is a goal of mine to stress not to worry as Jesus teaches us.) After that stop, readers go on to listing people they are praying for and then themselves. There is a wrap up, scripture, and that day is complete. It sounds more detailed than it really is. This is easy to understand and follow.
The Prayer Map Journal is a great tool for any woman or young woman of faith. Whether you are just beginning or have been doing this for years, this journal will be a tangible reminder of what you have been bringing to the Father and the date. It is a medium size 6” x 8” paperback and not too thick. I can fit it in my purse or tote bag, and it is lightweight.. Retailing for just $7.99 makes this jewel very affordable. It would make a nice gift for a prayer group, girls’ small group, women’s group, graduation or Mother’s Day. I highly recommend it and give it a 4.5 out of 5 stars. I would have given it 5 except for the “worry” reference. Whether you decide to journal or not, keep praying.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review.