One thing that has always been a tremendous blessing to me during any prolonged fast is to journal my prayer requests, spiritual experiences and reflections of my times in prayer and meditation. However, even if you decide not to journal or keep track of your fast in some way, you should create a prayer list. I found the creating of prayer list is a wonderful way to keep a record of the things that you want to keep before the Lord during the fast.
I create several prayer lists: one with spiritual goals and desires; another for those for whom I am praying for salvation, healing and deliverance; yet another for personal needs and wants; and yet another for city, state, national and global governments and humanity as a whole; and so on.
I cannot underscore the power of the journey of prolonged fasting. It is a wonderful time of renewal that begins with writing down what it is you are fasting for or about. Sometimes in prayer, I just wave my list before the Lord. For while God already knows what we are in need of before we ask, He uses the vehicle of prayer for us to make known our request to Him.
During your fast, you will gain clarity on issues and receive answers to questions that you have before God. Use your fasting journal to capture those moments of enlightenment, and visions and times of refreshing in the presence of the Lord.
You can purchase a journal, use a notebook you have around the house or create an online or word document (offline) to chronicle your 21-day journey of fasting and prayer. Your choice, but whatever method you choose, I encourage you to make the choice to journal. You’ll be glad you did!