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From my journal:
“Okay, Lord, it’s 2:30 AM and I’m wide awake. Guess there’s nothing to do but pray.”
Do you struggle with insomnia?
Do you often find yourself roaming the house after midnight, wondering if you’ll ever get to sleep?
Me too. I’ve never been a good sleeper.
You know what you need? More than a new prescription for sleep aids. More than an eating and exercise regimen. More than some sheep to count.
You need a journal!
In the front of my journal I record the five or six Breakthrough Prayers we’re praying for Church of the Open Door that year
On the next page, I list my ten or eleven personal life prayers.
Then I devote five or six pages up front in my trusty Mead Composition book/journal to an always growing list of specific prayers and the day I began praying them.
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No More Wasted Nights
Last night I prayed my heart for two hours.
I prayed through every prayer in my journal at least three times.
I prayed about a hundred “rabbit trail” prayers as the Spirit led me through my listed prayers.
The Lord brought to mind some of my close friends who are hurting right now. I prayed for them and emailed them to encourage them.
Finally, I turned to today’s page in my journal and wrote, “Okay, Lord, a two-hour worship service of prayer. Just you and me, Jesus. It’s been great. See you in the morning.”
Sure beats raiding the pantry or the refrigerator and flicking through late night infomercials.
Last time I checked, I didn’t need a new set of knives that cut tomatoes better than the ones we already have.
But I do need to pray.
What experiences do you have when you can’t fall asleep and you turn to your Heavenly Father in prayer?