During your prayer period, you need the freedom to move and flow with whatever is arising and to go wherever God may be leading. It is not the time to analyse your experience or try to understand what God may be saying to you. Doing this will only hinder his communication. Why? Because you've stopped listening to do something else!
The prayer review is a reflection on your prayer period. This is where you begin to discern God’s leading. You will need to write these reflections in a journal to help you build a picture of where God is leading you over time.
You should not view your journal as a database of facts. The primary role of the journal is to help you look back at your prayer review, to determine how to move forward. It is to help you respond to God.
Ask yourself the questions below to get the most out of your prayer review. Make a note of the specific part of your prayer that gave rise to what the question asks, as you will need this information for the prayer repetition. For example, if you were using imaginative prayer, and a desire arose, was it caused by a particular action, sight, feeling, conversation or something else you heard?