“Keeping a journal is praying on paper.”

—Robin Sharma, Canadian Author of The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari

Image from Unsplash by Brad Neathery

A few months ago, I began journaling again for the umpteenth time. Sitting on my desk are four journals from previous attempts. I started with great enthusiasm, then lost interest and momentum after only a few dozen pages.

Things seem different now. I somehow have become more patient and reflective. Taking time to capture my thoughts, feelings, and emotions appears more important than ever. With the perfect storm of current events, this is clearly a great time to pray and take action together to better our world.


How can more prayer, written or spoken, alone or with others, be a source of healing and strength for you and all of your communities?

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  1. HI Barry, your not alone. I have tried over the years to do the same as a prayer journal. I really got into it 9 years ago when my husband became very ill and it started as a laundry list like a bullet journal. Over the years I have done it off and on. In April of this year when the rest of the country was slowing down I was speeding up due to my job and church connections to help others deal with Covid, I had to start again and it’s so therapeutic and one of the first things I do each morning. I find it’s my way to take care of me.

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