How I write in my prayer journal! Prayer journals are great to keep a record of all that you have to be thankful for and all the prayers that God has answered. The key to a prayer journal is writing down all that you ask for and then being sure to go back when God has answered that prayer and writing that down! Use these journals in times of doubt and trial to remind you of how faithful and good God is!
God has NOT placed most of us in the place we are. Our bad decisions and choices have landed us here. However, if we're truly Christians and give our life to God while confessing our sins, He will act and guide us where we need to be. He may not 'fix everything' as most of our current situations took some time to create.