How many times have you told someone that you will be praying for them and then you forget to do so? At least I know I used to forget a lot. I, therefore, came to the realization that I needed a way to remember to pray for people. For that matter, I needed to better organize my war room prayers in general. I have found that one of the simplest ways to remember is to keep a prayer journal. For the tech savvy prayer warriors, I have good news. There are prayer apps out there that will help you do just that!
The Apps I Use to Organize My Prayer Life
I have personally use the Pocket Prayer Pro and Prayer Notes on my iPhone and iPad. Both have worked well for me.
The Pocket Prayer Pro
The Pocket Prayer Pro will let you not only add the list of people that you are praying for but also allows you to schedule prayers on specific dates. Scheduling works great if you have people that need prayer on a particular day for surgery, recital, job interview, etc. The app also allows you to share the prayer on social media. It is a great way to inspire others to join your prayer efforts
The God answers your prayer, you can move it to the Answered Prayer category. I like this feature, because it allows you to review those answered prayers and be reminded every time God has come through for you or those that have been in your prayers. It is also a great way to remain thankful and to help build your trust in God.
Prayer Notes is a bit different, but has a lot of the same features. You can schedule certain prayers on a specific day of the week. This is a great feature for really long prayer lists. It allows you to divvy up your pray list into days of the week. One item can be prayed for during three days out of the week while another, the other four days. Or maybe just once a week. You can organize your list in the way that works best for you.
One of my favorite features, you can set up prayer reminders (which I desperately needed). In addition, it has a journal feature to record your daily musings. Finally, like the Pocket Prayer Pro, your can track when prayers have been answered and refer back to that list at your leisure.
These are not the only two apps, there are certainly more. I recommend trying a few of them until you find one that fits your lifestyle. Either way, whether you use an app, a prayer journal, or great memory (which I lack), the important thing is to stay true to I Thessalonians 5:17 and pray without ceasing. So prayer warriors, keep on praying!!