I recently shared a YouTube video about my newest prayer journal that is super simple and easy. If you would like more information, you can view that video here.


All you need is a blank notebook, your favorite pens, and maybe a fun marker or two.


The first step is to add different headers at the top of each page. Some prayer header ideas might include family, friends, work, school, church, our nation, our world, or specific people in your life.


For each prayer request, start by adding the date.


Below the initial date, write out your prayer. This can be as detailed as you want.

Note: You will go on to fill your pages with various prayers. This example just shows one written prayer, but the fun part is filling your pages with prayers.


This is my favorite part. As you pray a prayer over multiple days (or even weeks or months) then you circle the prayer. You are going to want to space your prayers out on your page wide enough to circle it multiple times though.


As you pray a prayer multiple times, you can watch the circles grow. For me, I often go in and document prayers that I recently prayed in times of quietness, such as right before falling asleep or when driving in the car.

When the prayer is answered, I like to go back in and add the date that God answered my petitions.

The best part of this is that I am able to see my prayer progress without repeatedly rewriting the same prayers. The circles are a nice visual and allow for the only words to be individual prayers instead of repetitive prayers. There are so many fancy prayer journals (trust me, I have tried several of them), yet this might be my favorite method and it is so simple.

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