1. Write your thoughts to God in a blank journal.
All types of blank journals can be found in retail stores. I found this one for only $6.49 that can be personally monogrammed and wanted you to see it as an example. When you use a blank journal, it is helpful to have a guide for your questions. At the [email protected] conference, I provided this prayer pattern that makes it easy to focus your thoughts in prayer.
2. Print your own prayer journal.
Here are a few of the FREE printables I found for prayer journaling if you want to print and organize your own binder.
Daily Dwelling created some lovely prayer lists and encourages you to divide your binder into sections with headings.
Mother’s Niche has a wonderful printable sheet to use as a prayer guide for journaling.
WomensMinistry.net offers an entire booklet guide to prayer journaling. I truly enjoyed all the information they packed into one small booklet and found it helpful as a guide to begin thinking more intentionally on prayer.
[email protected] prayer journal pages provide an excellent easy guide to use daily. Choose from bookmarks to use with your own journal or print and use the journal pages!
3. Use your phone reminders.
If you want to pray for someone at a particular time each day, then using phone reminders is a great way to do that. Also, if you want to remember to pray for someone who has surgery on Thursday at 1 pm, phone reminders are a brilliant way to remember that request.
4. Echo Prayer App
This app is the best digital prayer journaling app I could find. For me, prayer journaling means tracking prayer requests and answers, as well as writing prayers. The Echo Prayer App also offers a way to share your prayers with others. Available here.
5. Use a spreadsheet on your computer.
This is a great option for office executives if used as part of a morning quiet time routine.
I’d love to hear your thoughts on keeping a prayer journal!
Would you mind sharing what methods you’ve found to work well in maintaining a prayer journal?
ADDENDUM: This post sparked quite the virtual conversations and in order to continue to promote personal quiet time, the [email protected] printable bookmark mentioned above was made available as a free download.