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5 More DIY Ideas to Take Your Prayer Journal to the Next Level!

So many of you ladies were inspired and encouraged by our previous post on fun and creative ways to get your prayer journal started that we thought we’d share more cool finds you’re sure to love. Enjoy!


1. Write letters to God. This idea from Kathryn Shirey is such a great way to practice accountability in communication with God by writing out your requests and recording any answered prayers! You’ll be surprised by how encouraging it is to keep track of these things in a journal.


Find the full tutorial here.


2. Make your own prayer binder. Here’s another excellent way to organize specific prayer requests for yourself, others and your personal ministry. Definitely look into it!


Find more details at Orthodox Mom.


3. Create one-tab-a-day prayers with specific themes. This is a powerful way to dedicate each day to focus on a specific theme for prayer, like your family, your friends, your country, etc.!


Find the full tutorial at Stone Soup for Five.


4. Make a printable prayer journal. It’s not exactly DIY, but it can make a great addition to your prayer binder if you’re seeking some solid organization that will edify you!


Find these printables at Marie Osborne.


5. Don’t forget your affirmations! How uplifting is this?! Add declaratives and scriptural promises to your journal that reaffirm the power of God’s Word at work in your prayers.


Find more ideas like this from Gina Duke at Churchtown Ministries.


Do you girls have a prayer journal or have you thought of starting one? Share your ideas below!

Image: http://www.kathrynshirey.com/letters-god-keeping-prayer-journal/


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  1. MacDawn1999

    Posted by MacDawn1999 on September 22, 2016 at 09:16

    So I don’t have a prayer Journal… I have a prayer WALL. Haha If you have seen the movie War Room, then you would recall the scene where she is throwing all her clothes out of her closet and starts hanging up prayers. (if you haven’t seen this movie- you really need to!) This inspired me to start my OWN prayer wall :))) I sleep on the bottom bunk of a bunkbed and it’s right by a wall. I have maybe 20-30 prayers hung up for people I love, giving thanks, and also for people my friends asked me to pray for. Honestly, sometimes I just look at all the prayers on my wall and think ‘God is good that he would give me all these people to pray about’. It just makes me SOOO HAPPPYYYY haha!!! I love it.

  2. Schwibz

    Posted by Schwibz on March 23, 2016 at 02:45

    I really want to start a prayer journal, these are some excellent ideas, so I am definitely going to try! Good luck to me with starting my very first prayer journal ever!

  3. Rebekah@MoreRadiance

    Posted by Rebekah@MoreRadiance on February 23, 2016 at 05:15

    I just got a new prayer journal last week, and I love using it!
    I want to try #3 and #5. I like the idea of the one-tab-a-day prayers and writing affirmations from God’s Word sounds like a great idea too. I already write prayers to God… and I have found that to be extremely helpful for me. I carved out a space in one of my closets to use as a “war room” and I love it… I just need to get into a regular prayer routine. I struggle with prayer more than Bible reading. PRAY is my one word for 2016 and I am excited about the things God has been teaching me already. I can’t wait to see what the rest of the year holds and what lessons I will learn about prayer.

  4. Hannah_Joel

    Posted by Hannah_Joel on February 16, 2016 at 13:11

    I’m gonna try all of them lol XD

  5. princesshunter

    Posted by princesshunter on February 16, 2016 at 04:34

    I really like my Little Faith Book by Jennifer Lynn (@christiangirls on Instagram)

  6. Smylinggirl

    Posted by Smylinggirl on February 13, 2016 at 17:16

    I’ve done the letters-to-God on and off through the years and I have a prayer book with different things for each day. Great ideas!

  7. marisa145

    Posted by marisa145 on February 13, 2016 at 15:19

    I started a prayer journal after the last PI post about it. I truly enjoy it. As a writer, it’s really helped me get closer to God and I highly recommend this for anyone and writers in particular. I sort of did a spin on the tabbed areas for specific things. I put tabs on the first page of my journal with Praise, Myself, Family, Friends, and Misc. then each entry I make follows that format followed by a “thoughts” page which is sometimes my rambles and my prayers to God. Writing them down really helps! If you’re shy or new to the faith or feel yourself drifting off in though when praying to God, try this. It really helps!