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Your Free Prayer Journal Templates

Be encouraged in your prayer life during this challenging season with this collection of prayer journal templates.

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Prayer journal ideas

During these times of great change and challenge, starting a prayer journal may be a helpful way of refocusing your perspective on God. 

Many people find that prayer journalling encourages them to take time to listen to God and share our burdens with Him. Keeping a prayer journal can also remind us how God is faithful as He answers our requests over time.

How to start a prayer journal?

prayer journalling guide

1. Find somewhere quiet

Prayer journalling is a great way to escape the hecticness of life. Find a quiet space away from distractions to help you focus. During this season where lots of us are stuck indoors, why not find a quiet corner of your garden to help you get some fresh air whilst journalling. 

2. Begin your prayer journalling time in prayer

Before you start writing, take a moment to pray and invite God to speak to you.

3. Root your prayer journalling in the truth of God’s word

Take time delving into a Bible passage to help you remember how great our God is. Remind yourself about what the Bible says about the power of prayer. You may find our collection of encouraging Bible verses helpful as you start out. Fill in the scripture box on your chosen prayer journal template to record the Bible passages you’ve chosen to focus on.

“Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you” Jeremiah 29:12

4. Date your prayer journalling

By dating your prayer journalling sessions, you’ll be able to look back at how God has been faithful over time.

5. Remember to be thankful as you journal

Each of our prayer journal templates has a section for you to give thanks to God. I’ve found this particularly helpful as each day it encourages me to lift my eyes away from my own circumstances and to my Heavenly Father.

"I lift up my eyes to the mountains — where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth." Psalm 121: 1-2

6. Take time to record answers to prayers

So often, I forget what I’ve prayed for, and I don’t notice when God answers. Prayer journalling means you can look back over the past month or six weeks and note down how God has moved in different situations in your life. Recording answers to my prayers has built my faith as I’ve seen God move and bring change.

Free prayer journal templates

We've created three stunning prayer journal templates for you to download, print and use in your journalling.

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COVID-19 and an answer to prayer

Reading stories of answers to prayer can also build our faith and remind us of God’s faithfulness, especially during challenging times. Last week, we heard this incredible news from our colleagues in Honduras. It reminded us that when you sponsor a child with Compassion, you really do bring hope. 

Following special permission from the Honduran government, our church partners in Honduras are continuing to deliver daily food packages to 10,900 families in poverty who are currently unable to work due to COVID_19 restrictions. 

Honduras Compassion COVID-19

“The President of Honduras met with non-governmental organisations, including our national office," shares Yolanda Roads, Compassion Honduras National Director. "He wanted to oversee how the most vulnerable populations are being addressed during the emergency. We let him know about the role of Compassion nationwide and our response to more than 10,900 children's families. We also managed to get permission for some of our staff to deliver groceries to the children.” 

“One of the Compassion projects is located in a neighbourhood with a high rate of suspected Coronavirus cases and was declared a no-trespassing area,” adds Rony, a Compassion Project Facilitator.

“Police officers were at the entrance of the community to block visitors. Many of our children were trapped there with no food at all. After explaining to police about Compassion and the church’s role on behalf of the children, they allowed us to distribute the groceries."

“One of our project’s children is called Ivis. His grandmother broke down in tears when we delivered the groceries. They had run out of food and has no one to turn to. If not for Compassion’s rapid response, Ivis and his grandmother would have been left adrift.”

Join us in giving thanks to God that families like Ivis', who rely on daily income for food, are being given vital support during this challenging season.

WORDS : Becca Stanley

PHOTOS : Compassion International



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