1. Prayer journals help you track your spiritual progress.
I have been keeping a prayer journal close to two decades now. Periodically I review them and I am ecstatic over the areas I have experienced growth, puzzled over the areas that remain unchanged, and concerned over the areas that I have shrunken.
2. Prayer journals help you release the pain in memories of hurtful events.
It is a therapeutic method to emotionally purge yourself of agony. Many of the issues we struggle with in life stem from pain harbored deep within.
Journaling allows you to bring those issues out of the dark corners of your soul and to the Lord of light.