This is an update of a post I did several years ago on my personalized prayer journal notebook. I got the idea for several of the prayer lists included in it from The Busy Mom’s Guide to Prayer by Lisa Whelchel, which I highly recommend.
This prayer journal has been the one that has worked for me best throughout the years. It can be used to record prayer requests and answers to those. It can also be used as a guide to facilitate your personal prayer time.
In the binder there are ten tabbed sections:
10. Reaching Beyond
I use the scripture section to write out scripture verses that stand out to be as I read the Bible. Often I journal along with these scriptures using the SOAP (scripture, observation, application & prayer) Bible Study method. Sometimes I just write them out to meditate on them throughout the day.
Several of the sections (praise, husband, children, self, and reaching beyond) have twenty areas of concern that can be addressed in prayer on a daily basis. For example on day one I’ll pray for all of the areas of concern numbered with a one. On day two I’ll do the same for the areas of concern listed with the number 2 and so on. When I’ve prayed through twenty days, then I start back over with one.
These areas of concern are:
Holiness, Mercy, Faithfulness, Patience, Holy Spirit, Forgiveness, Love, Calvary, Deliverer, Heavenly Father, Friend, Counselor, Healer, Provider, Peace, Comforter, Blood, Power, Hope, and Coming Again
Wisdom, Wife Role, Mother Role, Marriage, Words, Thoughts, Prayer Life, Bible Study, Confession & Repentance, Faith, Ministry, My Children, Health, Relationships, Diet, Exercise, Obedience, God’s Will, Temptation, and Finances
Priorities, Daily Devotions, Husband Role, Father Role, Work, Finances, Personal Walk, Sexuality, Health, Humility, Protection, Integrity, Thought Life, Words, Leader, Self-Control, Wisdom, Peace, Relationships, and Love
Future Spouse, Siblings, Respect for Authority, Walk with God, Obedience, Holiness, Purity, Self-Control, School, Heart, Thoughts, Words, Protection, Health, Gifts & Calling, Repentance, Friends, Diligence, Wisdom, and Forgiveness
President, America, Governor, Presidential Advisers, Local Government, Supreme Court, Public Schools, Media, Military, House & Senate, Enemies, Missionaries, Economy, Jerusalem, Poor & Defenseless, Crime & Terrorism, Prayer Warriors, Nations, Other Religions, and Body of Christ
There is notebook paper in each section to write down more specific prayer requests and answers to prayer. As I hear of a request, or something is laid on my heart to pray for I jot can quickly jot it down in this notebook under whatever section it applies to.
I have been working on updating the cover of my prayer journal and each of the tabbed sections. Now it has a fresh new look which I love and designed myself…yay! Also, with the updated cover and sections I added a scripture verse to go along with each topic.
And I am so excited to make these available to you as printable downloads if you would like to use this system for your own prayer journal!!
Each page is available as a separate download so you can pick and choose which ones you would like to use.
Just click on each image below to download and print that page. It will take you to a google documents page. From there click on file and download to start each download. These are designed to fit on 8 1/2 x 11 standard paper.
I would love to hear from you if you are using them and how they are working for you!