Claremore Daily Progress

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August 19, 2012

Christian columnist’s book details benefits of prayer journaling

CLAREMORE — How easily do you remember God's blessings in your life? It can be easy to forget God's faithfulness, so inspirational speaker and columnist Carol Round suggests prayer journaling. This discipline helps people more effectively record and remember what God has done in their lives.

In her new book “Journaling with Jesus: How to Draw Closer to God,” Ms. Round explains this technique as a way to enhance quiet time with God. The book is “designed to teach, encourage and inspire its readers to pursue a more intimate relationship with God through keeping a daily prayer journal.”

Round has seen God's faithfulness firsthand. Even when she was facing five surgeries in seven years on top of the break-up of her 28-year marriage, the author has recognized the presence of God in her life. Her relationship with God and the strength of her prayer life have helped her survive and, in the process, be a blessing in the lives of many who read her weekly column and have heard her speak.

“My book… is filled with balanced scriptural support, practical guidance, shared stories, encouragement and inspiration for readers,” she says. “I hope that this leads to a lifetime spiritual habit of wanting to spend time with our Heavenly Father.”

In our busy world, it’s easy to neglect making time for God. Through the habit of prayer journaling, people are able to access God’s presence in their lives and more easily make a commitment to their spiritual life. Round’s book also includes a covenant with God for readers to sign and commit to 40 days of journaling and quiet time with God.

For a limited time, until Sept. 6, readers can access a free copy of the companion workbook, “The 40-Day Challenge,” at

“In our fast-paced society, I think people, including Christians, need the encouragement and inspiration my book provides. …it gently provides the guidance needed to start those who are seeking more of God in their lives to a new level of intimacy with Him.”

Reasor's Foods in Claremore will be hosting a book signing on Friday, Aug. 24 from 4-6 p.m.  For more information, visit

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