Last time I showed you guys the tabs of my Quiet-Time/Prayer Binder.
I've never really had a good example of what quiet-time looks like, aside from being directed to have them during church retreats and hearing about bible study friends of mine having them. I had no idea what they actually meant. So, I did a lot of "research" and am now just throwing myself in. That is a definite perk of a binder where I can add and remove things.
The first tab is "Reflection." Right now I've been following my great-grandma's advice and reading one proverb a day. I write down how I'm feeling and any prayers first, then read the passage once, read through it a second time with my bible pens I told you about, and then write down any verses that speak to me. Then I write out a prayer to the Lord and sign my name, as if I were writing a letter.
In the Prayer section I left papers in the front to write scriptures about prayer. I then went ghetto fabulous and cut up an index card. I wrote intentional prayer categories onto it and taped it with packing tape to the top of the appropriate papers so that they wouldn't conflict with the "professional" tabs.
I don't want to show you the prayers I have written for people to protect their confidences. I drew three columns. The left side has the date, the middle is the prayer, and the right hand side is the praise report when it's answered. Also, I obviously haven't stumbled upon any scriptures on prayer during my quiet time yet. If you know any, I'd love to hear your favorites.
The tab for One Thousand Gifts is my second attempt at gratitude as taught, spoken and poetically inspired by Ann Voskamp. I cannot form prose that evoke tears like she does, but I'm making my way through.
And finally, I have the Good Morning Girls tab. I did a group last year that sort of fizzled out. This year, I am in another group with two girls who I love dearly. I am looking forward to a season of accountability and growth in the Lord and hopefully our friendships. It has already been an INCREDIBLE blessing and we are finding that the scriptures that speak to one of us, apply to all of us as unmarried young women in a professional career.
Unfortunately, I cannot find my three hole punch ANYWHERE, so these papers are just sitting under the GMG tab for now. haha I am totally loving the printouts and the SOAP method had already been really enlightening - and it's only day 2!
I would love to see your prayer binder if you have one! Please post in the comments if you do!
This Post is linked up to Women Living Well Wednesdays and Women in the Word Wednesdays: