I don't know about you, but I keep remembering the unnecessary parts of life and forgetting the necessary. When it comes to prayer I often forget that I prayed. I begin to feel guilty for not talking to God or remembering that we spoke. The devil really likes to bother me with this. In and of myself, it is hard to pray. While struggling with this concept, I decided to talk to God about it in my morning devotions. What ended up happening is that my mom gifted me a small journal and I thought to myself, "why don't I write my prayers in here." So there I went, every morning writing a page in my journal anything that was most pressing on my heart. I even put the date for good measure.
After having spent time putting words onto paper and seeing my prayers there on the page, I was able to remember throughout the day that, yes, I did talk to God about my major concerns. It didn't mean that I shouldn't pray more or that I was good to go and didn't need it throughout the day. It just helped to keep the devil from making me think I wasn't progressing or that I wasn't talking to God at all.
It not only helped me to remember, it made me physically pray more and stay on track with prayer time. Any time that I just pray in my head I often wonder off with other thoughts. Writing it down makes me stay there and talk with God without moving on to other things.
Do you find yourself easily distracted during prayer? Maybe you are like me and forget that you had a conversation with God and gave Him all your troubles. If you are visual, try what I do for a little bit if you'd like.