I think the spiritual discipline I have struggled with the most is prayer. I have always longed for a better prayer life. I have often prayed, “Lord, teach me to pray.” When a friend introduced me to the Prayer Notebook, the Lord began to answer that prayer.
The flexibility of the system allows me to personalize it for me instead of trying to make systems of others work for me. I love the spiritual encouragement from other Prayer Notebook users as we share ideas with one another.
Perhaps, the most beneficial thing I found was Ruth’s specific ways to “Pray About Your Praying.” These specific requests caused me to pause and think. Through this handout, the Lord began to instruct me in this vital area of my spiritual life.
I am a missionary living abroad. I was able to find some similar materials here and, with Ruth’s permission, put together some prayer notebooks for the ladies in the ministry here. It is a thrill to see these ladies setting up their own notebooks and growing in the area of prayer.