From the Prayer of Fr. jack Tolley
When I was in seminary, one of my professors suggested we keep prayer journals. He thought this would help us track our spiritual journey with Jesus. I have been doing this since 1976. Here's what I put in my journal: scripture quotations, prayer requests,
articles that impressed me, particularly from the lives of the Saints, and others like Episcopal Bishop Michael Curry,
and from many other day to day saints like you.
Kathy Hood Culmer's, (Diocese of Texas), reflection in the May 12, 2019 Forward Day by Day, supports keeping journals. "Journaling is a particularly powerful way of remembering. Without remembering, we forget. I wonder if practicing deep gratitude isn't another way of keeping record of the memorable people and occurrences in our lives and hearts. I wonder if it isn't worth our while to periodically take inventory of the ways God has shown us love, or made the Holy Spirit manifest in our lives...so in deep gratitude we do not forget."
John 10:25, "Jesus answered, I have told you, and you do not believe. The words that I do in my Father's name testify to me."
Jesus tells us to always remember what he told us to do. That's why I keep my Prayer Journal.
Blessings and love, Fr. Jack.
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