About a year and a half ago I started journaling many of my prayers. I do this for a couple reasons. I have many times heard better from God while journaling. But another reason why I like to write down my thoughts and prayers to God is that it keeps a record of what is going on and what I am praying for. It allows me to go back and see what I prayed for and how God answered it.
Just yesterday we signed the papers for our new church home. We bought an existing church building with 21 acres in a great location. As I was writing in my journal yesterday, I remembered how many times I had prayed about this property and told God, “If this is going to happen, You are going to have to do something.” I knew that we couldn’t do this on our own. As I thought about how many times I wrote this and went back and saw my prayers from even 6 months ago, it really made me realize how awesome God is and how this is all His doing and not mine.
So consider recording what your prayers are so you can look back and see how God answers your prayers.