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A prayer Journal is one of the self-care ideas you should inculcate in your daily routine as this keeps you organized and also prevents forgetfulness.

Let’s say you promised a friend that you are going to pray for her, but due to the beautiful distractions from your children and husband, you forgot.

Let’s say the Holy Spirit dropped a nudge in your spirit to pray for a particular friend, nation, and due to an overwhelmed day, you forgot.

A prayer journal is exactly what you need for a situation like these as it keeps you right on track and prevents forgetfulness.

There are a whole lot of things you can do with your prayer journal or notebook, the list is endless.

Before we dive into the details of while we are here

Here is how to make a prayer journal for beginners

Click on the pics below and simply select a notebook of choice, then place your order.

After you have purchased your notebook, turn it into a prayer notebook or prayer journal.

Before we dive deep, let’s briefly define what a prayer journal is.

What is a prayer journal


A prayer journal is a place where you keep a record of all the prayers you have made, and the ones you will make in the future.

A prayer journal is a tool in writing down God’s idea regarding praying for a person, yourself, the church, a nation, nations, etc.

Depending on what you want, you can create a space for writing down scriptures you want to pray with, it all depends on what you want.

Making a prayer journal or notebook keeps you on track, it enables you to always remember the ideas and prayers God gave you about a situation, it also helps you to develop a stronger prayer life.

How to make a prayer journal


The idea I will be providing below is one out of the great list of prayer journal ideas, but it’s really going to be helpful.

With a prayer journal, you can write down

  • Prayers inspired by the Holy Spirit
  • Prayers for friends
  • Prayers for the nations
  • Prayers for your home
  • Prayers for a colleague at works
  • Prayers for the church and much more

Making a prayer journal isn’t as difficult as you think, once you have made a purchase, I will provide you with tips on how to design your prayer journal notebook

1. Write

Create a section in your prayer journal where you will write down prayer goals, pains, heartaches and much more.

The reason for this is just so that you will be organized and disciplined.

2. Create a section for scriptures inspired by the Holy Spirit

Often times when I pray concerning a situation, scriptures begin to pop in my thought, that’s the ministry of the Holy Spirit, he reminds us of what the word of God says about our situation, it’s what I call ‘the word for the moment’ it’s always timely.

The best thing to do at this point is to grab your Prayer journal and write down these scriptures so you won’t forget by the time you are done with prayers.

3. Create another section for scriptures regarding the situation you want to pray about

Every situation you might be facing or you want to pray about has a scripture that tackles it, so look for scriptures in your Bible that speaks victory about your situation and write them down in this section.

4. Create a section where you will write down a burden you received from God

In this section, you will have to write down the dates you receive the burden, the burden you received, the prayers made, and the prayers answered.

5. Create a prayer section for your family or home

Create a section in your prayer journal where you will list out prayers you will be making for your husband, wife, kids, etc

It’s very important to always report our family to God even if you feel all is well with them, but it’s still important.

You can write down the names of every member of your family in your prayer journal, make a list of prayers you want to pray for them, and this include

  • prayers for health
  • for the unsaved
  • for provision
  • for that family member that is experiencing delay in marriage (childbirth, or due for marriage and still unmarried)

The list is endless, you know the needs of your family members, put them down in your notebook, so you won’t forget.

6. Create a prayer section for your friends

Oh definitely! There are certain friends that will ask you to pray for them and even if they don’t ask, you definitely have friends that are going challenges different challenges, some of them are battling with cancer, some with an abusive spouse, some with a rebellious child and some of them needs provision.

Write down their names, prayer requests, prayers answered, and also create a column where you will put down the date you prayed and the date it was answered.

7. Create a prayer section for the church

When I say church, I mean the body of Christ.

The Church needs your prayers.

  • Pray for your Leaders ( Bishop, pastors, Apostles. whatever name you call them in your church)
  • Pray for their families
  • Pray for the church itself
  • Pray for the Body of Christ at large
  • Pray for unity in the church
  • Pray that the church walk into the redemption Christ paid for

Write down the prayers as you are led by the Holy Spirit.

8. Create a prayer section for the nations of the world

1. Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men,

2. for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence.

3. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior,

4. who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth

(I Timothy 2:1,2)

Prayers for the nations of the world is very necessary especially at this point in time.

Nation means countries, people in authority.

Put down things you want to see over the (nations, kings, rulers, people in authority), in your prayer journal.

9. Create a prayer section for your territory

Your territory means where you live, if you live in a state that is a part of a country, write down prayers for that state, your town, your street,write down prayers for your surroundings, the people there.

The impact of your live should reflect first on the people you are surrounded with.

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10. Create a section for others

Others include your boss at work, the gardener, the cook, the school teacher, that difficult person, etc.

Put down in your prayer journal what you want to be seen in the life of these people.

Please while you write down this prayers, don’t do it religiously, ask the Holy Spirit to guide you, and he will.

What will happen to you when you use your prayer journal is that the time you will spend in prayers will increase and

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Puja Kumari · June 12, 2020 at 4:47 am

You have explained things properly … thanks for the post.

    Maryann · June 22, 2020 at 11:21 am

    This is great. I always have good intentions with a prayer journal and I never am consistent. I am going to try to implement your suggestions and hope to stay on task. Thank you.

Monica Tatomir · June 12, 2020 at 7:26 am

Very interesting, I think your ideas are very useful and this prayer journal can certainly keep someone quite organised. Thank you!

Digitaldaybook · June 12, 2020 at 10:56 am

Very helpful!! We make lists and write things down everyday and this is just one way to start our prayer journey!

Teresa · June 15, 2020 at 8:14 pm

I’m a list person so this will fit in nicely with how I keep organized. It’s nice to have the suggestions for categories as well. I’m sure I wouldn’t have thought of most of those on my own!

Collene · June 16, 2020 at 7:55 pm

My prayer journal is just thrown together. I like the way you suggest organizing it. Great tips and advice!

Mary Armand · June 17, 2020 at 2:03 pm

I have never created a prayer journal. Your clear steps are very helpful to get started!

Elizabeth · June 17, 2020 at 9:47 pm

I’ve never used a prayer journal before. I tend to just pray as things come to me. These are some good tips for beginners.

DONNA MILLER · June 17, 2020 at 11:29 pm

Oh wow this is so amazing! You are very organized and creative! Very helpful post! ❤ · June 18, 2020 at 8:21 pm

Thank you for these great ideas on creating your own prayer journal! It will help to be focussed on our prayers, not Forget any prayer requests and just provide Impulses in our prayer time.

Summer · June 20, 2020 at 5:50 am

You make an important point about including other nations in our prayers. Many of us forget that God has plans for each nation on the earth. Thanks!

Jen Roland · June 21, 2020 at 1:01 am

This is such a practical post for how to start a prayer journal. I started one a few years ago and have sections for the following: praises, prayers (for family, friends, others, and my own God-honoring life goals), scripture passages, questions/reflections, and book/blog ideas that come to me as I read scripture and/or pray.

Betty Rojugbokan · June 22, 2020 at 3:59 am

I love journaling! And the tips for organising the prayer journal into the different types of prayers are just wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

Rachel Mayew · June 22, 2020 at 10:47 am

I love your reminder that everything we face has applicable scripture available to us! This is great encouragement for prayer journaling and staying disciplined!

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