Today what I’m going to do is to let you guys in on the prompts I use in my prayer journal. Since its a new month, and also a new opportunity to start new things. I might as well share my habits with anyone who wishes to join me.
I put down 20 prompts (1-19, I got off the internet, but the 20th prompt was created by yours’ truly, me). Since I didn’t get up to 31 for the whole month, I don’t follow the prompts everyday.
Please feel free to include your own prompts, or even to download off the internet.
- Rewrite a favourite scripture in prayer. Highlight the sentences or words of a passage that stand out in your mind and rewrite it back to God.
- Write a thank you note for something for which you feel especially blessed. Use words or phrases as if you’re talking to your best friend.
- Write a love letter to God.
- Tell God how much you love him, Nd praise him for who he is. Hold the prayer as a ‘praise only’ prayer.
- Write out a list of thanks for everyday things, and prayed the list to God.
- Copy a meaningful prayer that someone else has written into your prayer journal. The exercise of writing the prayer makes you remember it’s meaning.
- Write out a prayer of praise for all God has accomplished in your life. Just make a list of the times you’ve seen him work and thank him for it.
- Write a prayer on behalf of a loved one. Thank God for then and describe your thoughts about this person to God.
- Surrender all your thoughts to the Lord by writing out a prayer of giving yourself to him. You may want to list things you hold dear and hold them up to him with open hands in full trust.
- Pray a prayer of blessing over someone you love.
- Pray for your enemies.
- Take a prayer walk, run, jog outside and for everything you see, give thanks. After taking your walk, grab your journal and write out words of praise to God for his creation.
- Use a list of the names of God to write out a prayer of thanks for who he is.
- Write out a prayer for the ‘least of those’ (Matthew 25:40) and ask God to show you your part in ministering to the homeless, disabled, or the elderly. Ask God to specifically show you the special needs you can meet right where you are.
- Write out a prayer of confession. If you’re uncomfortable writing down specifics in your journal, write them on a piece of paper and then destroy it (Psalm 203:12).
- List out your priorities or decisions you must make in the next week. Give them to God and ask him to lead you every step of the way.
- Rewrite your church’s prayer list needs and pray over them, asking God to meet those needs.
- Use a journal entry to pray for your local leaders, community, church and business. Write out any specific needs of which you are aware and give them to God.
- Copy the Lord’s prayer from Matthew 6:9-13. Then rewrite the prayer using your own words.
- Pray for your nation with this Bible plan Prayers for Your Nation by Dr. Tony Evans.
That’s it for my prayer journal prompts guys. Please do include your own prompts in the comment section. I would absolutely love to lengthen my list.
Like I said before, you can download a whole lot more prompts off the Internet, and journal awayyyyyyyy.
Have fun journaling and please do find ways to spice it up.
Thank you all for sticking with me.
God bless you!!