In my prayer journal, I usually write out my personal prayer for the day, and then make a list of people in my life who need prayer. My only complaint is that I was writing the same names down on that list day after day after day, and it just seemed like there should be a better way.
I finally came up with a simple solution to this: create a prayer flip book to keep all my friends' and families' prayer requests in one place.
All you need are index cards, a ring to hold everything together, and writing utensils. I used Paper Mate marker pens because they are the best things ever. I am slightly obsessed.
I wrote the name or thing that needs prayer on the front of the card, and any specific prayer requests on the back. I left room on all the cards so I can add more requests as I hear about them.
And just like that, my prayer time just became a little more efficient. I like this idea, and I am thinking about making a scripture memorization flip book as well.
I think this would be a great idea for kids who are learning to pray. They could make and decorate their own little prayer flip books for friends and family members.