One of the things we are incorporating into our school days this year is a prayer journal. My kids and I have never kept one but after conference this past week I realized it could be an extremely useful tool to help them learn the Bible and develop a deeper relationship with the Lord.
I went to Wal-greens and purchased two nice lined journals for the boys to write in. Something like this:
It couldn't be girly having two boys so we opted for green and a darker blue. I chose the following verse to begin with:
2 John 1:6 (New International Version)6And this is love: that we walk in obedience to his commands. As you have heard from the beginning, his command is that you walk in love.
We printed it out and used a bit of rubber cement to affix it to the top of page one. (it doesn't wrinkle the page and dries quickly!)
The assignment was to write a few ways that they could show love to someone else. Then they were to write a prayer asking for God's help in showing love to others. I explained that it should only be one page so it would not be overwhelming.
So what do they learn through this?
- how to pray
- how to write on specific topics
- how to think critically