King James Bible: But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.
New American Standard Bible: But you, when you pray, go into your inner room, close your door and pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you.
I can’t remember when I started to write letters to God. I was old enough to write, obviously. I don’t even know where I got the idea, in church probably. Even though my parents didn’t go to church and I wasn’t brought up to do so either. But for some reason, (the Holy Spirit), I always felt compelled to sneak off to church when the family slept-in. I am over 60 years old now, so writing to God is something I have done for a very long time. Until now, I never told anyone and this secret was easy to keep because I rarely ever write to God. Then I destroy it because it wasn’t something I wanted to share with others.
Journaling Old Testament Style
For many, journaling is very therapeutic. I think that journaling to God is even better. In the Old Testament, we have the book of Psalms, 150 prayers and hymns were used by the Hebrew people to express their relationship with God. They cover the whole range of human emotions from joy to anger, from hope to despair. Psalms is how they journaled in the Old Testament.
Personally, I like to send an prayer email to my own email address and then delete it. God already read it, He knows what I wrote when I wrote it, He was with me and helped me though it and blessed me in so many ways.
I did a quick search on the internet and here is a resource that might be helpful: http://www.wikihow.com/Write-a-Prayer-Letter-to-God