Have you been looking for prayer jounal ideas, printables, or templates? Are you seeking ways to improve your prayer life?
Creating a prayer journal has been one of the most impactful parts of growing my prayer life. I have always had a strong desire to pray more, but found that without much clear direction, I often was left reciting basic prayers without much depth or direction.
When I first started prayer journaling, I simply found a blank journal with a beautiful cover and started writing! This worked beautifully and allowed for raw pure conversations between me and my Father in heaven. As my prayer habit grew however, I learned that I needed some way to organize all of the parts of my prayers. I began creating simple Prayer Journal templates to help keep my prayers organized.
In this post I am going to share several prayer journal ideas located in my vault as well as those created by my blogging sisters in Christ from around the world!
Prayer Journal Ideas: What do I write in a Prayer Journal?
Once you access the prayer journal templates vault and print out your favorite designs, you may start to wonder what next? What should you write in your journal and how should you structure it?
Well first you must remember, prayer is just a conversation, and these templates are just tools. These printable prayer journals give you some guidance to organize your prayers. You can use them to simply write down everything you want to bring before the Lord, or use them as your method of prayer. Either way is both acceptable and impactful!
Use the Prayer Journal templates to organize your prayers
If you decide to use your prayer journal templates as a way to organize your prayers before you go before the Lord, then I recommend you use the template that looks more like a list.
Here you can write down the needs of those you wish to pray for and then search for biblical promises and encouragements that speak to that particular need. Using the printable prayer journal templates in this method allows you to create a strategy for your warroom prayers. I like this method because after creating a prayer strategy on a particular topic I can then post the completed form in my prayer closet to use during my quiet time with God.
Use printable prayer templates to write your prayers
Another way to use your templates involves you actually writing your prayers directly on the printables. This way is nice because you can use a bindle to create a journal that you can keep with you at all times to write in.
There are many different methods of prayer to use should you decide to write your prayers out directly in your prayer journal. Two simple to incorporate ways to pray include:
The P.R.A.Y. Method
- P – praise God for who he is
- R – repent of your sins
- A – ask for what you need or for the needs of others
- Y – yield your will to that of God
The A.C.T.S. Method
- A – adoration for who God is
- C – confession of our sins
- T – thanksgiving for your blessings
- S – supplication, share what’s on your heart and what you and others may need
Regardless of the way you decide to going about writing your prayers on one of the templates, the goal should be the same. Spending meaningful time in prayer helps you in connecting with God, getting to know him more, and tunes your heart to see him in everything.
Prayer journal ideas: Templates for your prayer binder
So you are ready to start a war room binder, but you are unsure of how to start! I want to encourage you that prayer journaling is easy! Creating a prayer binder and using these prayer journal ideas should be fun! Some of these prayer journal templates are printable while others are premium and can be purchased through various mediums across the internet! I am so excited that you are embarking on this journey and I can not wait to hear about the amazing things that Lord does for you!
1. War Binder Printables
One of the keys to your prayer journal journey is creating strategic prayer! These prayer journal printable templates from Megan Allen Ministries are great for organizing your prayers and creating a prayer strategy that is bold and confident in the Lord!
Each bundle comes with a how to page and a guided printable prayer journal template to direct your thoughts to the things that God lays on your heart!
2. Printable Prayers Journal for Moms
You can do hard things! This is the premise of this beautiful scripture and prayer guide from my dear friend Rachael from Healing Home! Rachael’s heart is to encourage moms where they are! And this journal was created with this purpose in mind! It is filled with scriptures to pray through and lined journal pages to write through your prayers!
3. Guided Prayer Time Printable Prayer Journal Bundle
The next entry in our list of prayer journal ideas is this waiting on God Prayer journal bundle from Savoring Each Moment! This Free Prayer Journal Printable bundle has it all! Guided prayer time templates, Scripture promises, prayer request templates and more!
What is even better is this template was intentionally created by a mom who is always encouraging others to be in the present moment and to love on those around you well! Taking this mentality into your prayer life is sure to be a game changer!
4. Daily Prayer Journal Printables
These daily prayer journal templates from Gina Poirier are a great way to kick start a prayer journal journey! In this 7 day prayer guide she offers a daily prayer along with simple to follow prompts that help you to learn how to model your prayers after the teachings of Jesus! These intentional prayer journal templates are a great way to help you get unstuck in your prayer journey!
5. Prayer Worksheets
Not only are these prayer worksheets from Not Just a Stay at Home Mom gorgeous, but they are also a complete prayer journal guide! This bundle is complete with prayer journal cover, scriptures to pray, prayer list templates, prayer logs, and so much more!
6. ACTS Prayer Printable
These ACTS Prayer printables are just a few of the over 16 different prayer journal printables available in this prayer journal bundle from Printables of Faith! This bundle includes 5 different ACTS prayer templates to choose from as well as scripture lists to pray and prayer request sheets.
7. Guided Printable Prayer Template
The Philippians 4 prayer template is a guide for prayer when feeling anxious. Using Scripture from Philippians 4:4-8 this guided printable prayer journal walks you through stages of rejoicing in the Lord, confession, supplication with thanksgiving, praying for peace and protection, and replacing our worries with more uplifting thoughts. It is particularly useful for women going through a stressful situation, but can be used at any time.
8. Daily Prayer Journal Printable Bundle
This Daily printable prayer journal from Mrs. Lo Tanner is designed to guide users through praying intentionally for God’s will to be done in our families, work, ministries, and communities, and daily lives. With a prayer list of scriptures to pray for specific situations you are bound to have effective prayer time with the Lord.
9. Printable Prayer Journal Planner
This 10 page prayer journal planner from Sharing Life and Love is the perfect way to make sure you always create time to pray. You can add your prayer schedule, who to pray for, and use the journal prompts to guide you as you say your prayers. You can talk about your feelings, what you are grateful for, what you need help with, and where you want God to intervene in your life. There is also plenty of room in the Notes section to discuss the many blessings God gave you after you said this daily prayer.
10. Prayer Worksheets
This quick and easy prayer worksheet devotional from Cedar Birch Musings will help you stop and take a pause. Through the guided prayer prompts you can get to know God a little at a time or just to register His goodness around you. Read Scripture, write out verses, and let it sink in and think on it as you color the page around the verses. These creative prayer journal printables are a great way to experience quiet time with God!
11. Prayer Journal Printable Prayers
Sometimes even the beauty of a prayer journal template isn’t enough to get the words going. When that is the case a prompted or topical printable prayers journal is the best option and I just LOVE these printables from Susan L. Davis! This particular 30 day printable prayers journal walks you through praying for patience. It includes daily prayers, and pages to add your own thoughts!
Quiet Time Journal Templates Bundle
When I first started organizing my prayer journal, I found that there were a few consistent things I added. This included the breakdown of bible verses, lists of prayer requests and praise reports, specific scriptures for people I prayed for as well as paragraphs of diary like conversations with God.
What I also found is that I needed to mix and match templates from others to get everything I wanted in a daily prayer journal printable. So I started creating templates that I both loved esthetically but also that incorporated all the prompts I needed for prayer.
Resources like this are fun to make and share so I have bundled up several of my favorites in a prayer journal vault! With each bundle you will receive:
1. Prayer List Template and Prayer Request Sheet
Sometimes our prayers come easily, the words flow and we have tons to say, other times we need a guide for our daily prayer.
One of the most impactful entries on our list of prayer journal ideas are these prayer journal templates which are two versions of the prayer request list template. This prayer journal template page can be used to prepare war room prayers or as a guide to remind yourself who to pray for.
One version comes with space to jot down your prayer notes. The second version of this prayer list printable can simply be used to list all of your praises and your needs.
These templates remind us that we can and should pray for others in our conversations with the Lord.
2. Bible study prayer page
Often times our prayers can be guided by our bible reading. For this reason, I include a bible study printable to the bundle. When I first began using my prayer journal I would read a passage of scripture and then pray about it.
This helped me to temper each of my prayers with the word of God, and set my heart in the right space before I began praying.
These pages follow the SOAP method of studying the bible and are great when you do topical bible studies.
3. DIY Prayer journal printable
The prayer notes printable template is great for your free flowing brain dump style prayers. When there is a lot on your heart and you are unsure of where to start, use this page to simply start praying.
These pages can also be used in conjunction with the other prayer journal printable pages as additional space to write prayers or bible study notes.
Each of these can be used individually or together to create the ideal prayer quiet time.
Want a sneak peak at the vault? You can download these prayer journal template pdfs for free! Simply click on the caption of each picture for your free prayer journal printable download.
What are the Benefits of prayer Journal Templates?
One of the benefits of writing your prayers in a prayer journal is the fact that you have a record of your prayers to read in the future. Reading through your prayers allows you to see God’s goodness and faithfulness in your life. It because a record of your testimony.
The prayer journal pages that I have created allow space for you to list specific prayer requests and praise reports as well as have additional room to list scriptures to pray over those requests.
Creating these war room style prayer requests gives extra weight to the prayers you pray and increases your understanding of using the word of God to pray for those you love.
Using these prayer journal ideas and templates?
I like to create a binder with the prayer journal templates. This usually involves printing out multiple of each sheet I want to use and keeping them handy to add to my prayer binder as needed.
With 4 different prayer style templates you can create the prayer time that serves you best. If you are new to prayer journaling and are unsure where to start, I recommend checking out this guide for starting a prayer journal.
While the benefits of a prayer journal are numerous, the greatest is the assistance in building an effective prayer routine. Growing in your walk with God through daily communion and fellowship with him is the number one best way to change the course of your life for the better!
Still another way you can use the prayer journal printables is in conjunction with one of our planner, guided journal and topical bible studies. Having focused bible study time in addition to your prayer time can really help increase the quality of your prayer and meditation.
Approach God Boldly
My hope is you are able to use these prayer journal templates to grow in habit and boldness as you approach God in prayer. Use them daily to grow a habit of constant conversation with God, knowing and believing that he is not a passive listener and he hears you. I want you to walk in the fullness of knowledge that you pray to God not as a beggar hoping for scraps of affection. I want you to pray confidently, like the beloved daughter of God. You come not as a beggar but as an heir.
In Hebrews 4:16, Paul instructed the children of God to…
“Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.”
Prayer is a conversation, and my prayer is that these prayer journal templates help you to increase your prayer life and your faith exponentially!!