I find that during this month in particular, I forget all the things I want in this life and in the akhira. When it comes time to make dua after my daily prayers or anytime during the day or night, I become stuck. I end up making the same dua over and over or just don't make dua at all.
Subhanallah, during the most blessed month, when prayers are answered the most, I am unable to make the duas that I know are in my heart. Consequently, I have found the answer to my problem: a dua list.
Write a simple dua list for yourself that you can use after salah or at the masjid. Just take out 15 minutes from your day to organize your wants and needs from Allah (swt). You can write in any order that you please and whatever makes sense to you. This way, you know what it is that you truly want out of this life and it gives you a chance to be grateful for what you already have.
I will be prioritizing my list as follows:
Sending Salam to the Prophet (pbuh)
Duas for the Akhira
Duas for the dunya
Duas for others
Write it down on a paper or type it and print it out. I plan to have it on my phone so that I can have my dua list with me all the time.
May Allah (swt) accept all our duas! Ameen!
Until next time...