First published on this website in October 2012 and last updated in September 2016
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Many churches regularly produce printed prayer diaries. These notes on a communications theme provide three ideas for a more creative approach than is normal. In each case there are examples of the same four entries to show how the approach works in practice. The three are:
Start each entry with the word ‘Imagine’
The idea here is to help people imagine themselves into each context so that they can pray as if they were themselves in the position described.
‘Look’ into each situation
If the first appeals to readers’ minds, this one appeals to their eyes. The reader is asked to view a scenario and fill in the detail themselves.
Make it personal
In this third idea you tell the reader they are the person being prayed for (who can be real or imaginary). This is a variation on the first idea.
Here is the link to this item: TN69 - Creative prayer diaries.pdf
These notes were updated in September 2016 with minor alterations throughout the text.