At Prayvine, we believe that God listens, no matter whether you pray silently, verbally, or in writing: "And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him." (1 John 5:14-15)
At the same time we believe that writing prayers is powerful and Biblical:
- The process of writing prayers is powerful. Perhaps the greatest benefit of writing prayer is the focus it brings to prayer. As we search for the words to express what's on our hearts, God searches our hearts and shows us truth. And as we commit words to paper, our minds are focused on the Lord and freed from distraction.
- The product of written prayers is powerful. Written prayers serve as a reminder of God's faithfulness over time. As we look back on prayers we've written, we gain perspective on the Lord's constant presence in our lives. We celebrate prayers answered and are encouraged to draw near to the Lord in our current circumstance. Our written prayers testify to God's lovingkindness to ourselves and to others.
- Writing prayers is Biblical. The Bible is full of recorded and written prayers. We are richly blessed by the written record of how Hannah, David, Jesus and others honestly wrestled with the Lord in prayer. The beauty and wisdom of the Psalms have helped teach us how to pray. To remember God's mercy, prayers were recorded and passed from one generation to the next. The apostle Paul writes out his prayers for friends he loves. When we write our prayers, we follow the pattern and discipline established by God in scripture.
If you're used to praying silently or verbally, we encourage you to try writing to God. He loves you and wants to bless you as you seek Him!