DIY PRAYER JOURNAL

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.

SUPPLIES:

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

MAKE A HEADER:

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.

ADD THE DATE

For each prayer request, start by adding the date.

THE ACTUAL PRAYER

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.

REPEATING 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.

THE PROGRESS

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.

7 Closet Organization Hacks

Making sure that your closet is organized can save you time when getting ready in the morning and can improve the visual aesthetic as well.

Organize your shoes by style. I store all of my sandals on the top shelf and sneakers

Sort undergarments into individual drawers. These plastic drawers are an easy and affordable storage option.

Fold and stack clothes evenly and use bins to store clothes if needed.

Sort hanging clothes by shirts, pants, dresses, etc. Within each category, sort clothes by arm length and color. When hanging clothes, make sure all clothing articles face the same direction and are within their designated category.

Use a t-shirt folder like this one from the container store to make shirts fold evenly.

Use a hanger organizer like this one from the container store to easily find hangers and eliminate taking up extra space on your clothes rack.

Choose hangers that match for an aesthetic that is easy on the eyes.

Once your closet is organized, take a few extra seconds when putting laundry away to make sure everything is in the right place and facing the right direction. By taking a few seconds to do this, it will be easy to keep up the organization. And, of course, do not forget to clean out your closet every 3-6 months to sell or donate items that no longer fit, are in style, or are part of your go to wardrobe.