I have always been a firm believer in prayer. I have seen prayers answered. I've experienced answered prayers. Praying to the Lord works. James 5:16 tells us, "The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much." According to Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words the word avail as used in James 5:16 means "to be of force, to be effective, capable of producing results". Prayer is effective and produces results!
If we want our blogs to be effective and to produce results, then we need to pray for it! I don't know about you, but I always forget about what I need to pray about. I remember the big stuff, but not always the little things. So I have a prayer journal to keep track of all of my prayer requests. I have even recently started a business prayer journal to keep track of all my business prayer requests. So why not have one for your blog?
Here are some benefits of having a blogging Prayer Journal:
- If you are praying for content ideas, list your ideas in your blogging prayer journal to pray about. Not only will it help you to remember to pray, but it will also help you to remember what those ideas are and to listen for God's answer.
- Makes it easier to see how God is working in your blog. When a prayer get’s answered, I cross it off the list.
- It will help you to focus on your blog.
- If you are praying for God's will in your blog, then that is a sign that you are giving your blog over to the Lord for His use.
Can you think of any other benefits? Do you have a blogging prayer journal? If so, what kind of things to you pray about?