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Prayer is me talking to the One Who loves me most. It’s precious, personal, and powerful. I want to learn to pray better, but I don’t want anything to make it more complicated than what it is at its core — a conversation with my Father.
My prayer notebook doesn’t make my praying more difficult, but it does make it more consistent, and I think more effectual, for it helps me pray toward God’s highest goals. Over the years of using it, I have gradually shaped His promises and instructions into scripture-prayers for myself and others. These prayers are a blend of my words and God’s, my deepest desires written in His vocabulary. And because of the daily/weekly design of the notebook, I am reminded to pray them regularly.
I have done lots of adding, subtracting, and editing over the years, but every morning the pages of my notebook encourage me not to rush from one urgent prayer need to the next and lose my eternal perspective.
Ruth offers a rich treasury of ideas and helps. I’m challenged by all the possibilities and have adopted many of them while creating my own notebook. But I don’t think of my prayer notebook as another writing/organizing/editing project to be done to perfection. It’s simply a valuable help in doing better at something I long to do well.