Make A Prayer Journal

There are many different ways to talk to God through your prayer, and there even some things to avoid. One method of prayers is to write a journal (something like a diary of prayers). You'll be amazed to see how God has been answering your prayers as you keep track of what you've been praying about.


  1. Get a journal. Any journal will do, as long as it has paper and no writing in it. It could be a journal or a diary. It doesn't matter. It should have a decent amount of pages in it, at least 70 so it will last for a while.
  2. Find a hiding spot. You will be writing down your prayers in here, even the personal ones that you don't want anyone else knowing about. It's good if no one ever knows where your journal is. It is even better if they don't even know that it exists. It's harder to find something you're not looking for.
  3. Write an entry. It doesn't matter how you write it. Just write it. But make sure you include the date. You'll want to know what day you wrote it later on. When you're writing, don't leave out anything. Just say your prayer that is going through your mind. Write exactly what you would say if you were "talking" to Him. Just talk to God.
  4. Go back and read. Once you write an entry, don't read it again until you fill up the journal. Once you fill it up, read everything, and you'll be amazed at all of the prayers that got answered. It's a really neat thing to realize that prayer works. When God has answered your prayer sometimes you will know but sometimes you wouldn't know since it may be different from what you wanted or expect.
  5. Consider listing the names of people you're thinking of for prayer, and why some especially need prayer, realizing that you know that you can write about interceding in prayer for the needs of and about people. Write about praising God including in advance for blessings on these persons -- as well as on yourself -- both those that have happened, are desired and expected.


  • Try to make an effort to write in it everyday. Our Creator deserves your full attention and relationship. The only way to build a relationship is to engage in it regularly.
  • Make sure you hide it. Don't leave anything out when you're writing, no matter how embarrassing, God wants to hear everything you want to say to him. Just don't let people read it. It's private and no one else's business of what goes on between you and God.
  • If you can't think of what to write, then try to Pray regularly, daily.
  • Periodically (maybe monthly or quarterly) go back and read your journal and make sure to write down any answers you've received.
  • Don't keep repeating the same words, to be praying for an extremely long time, pointlessly -- "God's ear is not deaf nor is His arm too short to help us?" (Isaiah 59:1) So, have faith that God knows and hears, as Jesus commanded:

    "And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him." (Matthew 6:8)
  • If you are experiencing writers' block you can simply take a quote from the Holy Bible and elaborate on it further if it inspires you to.
  • If any family members find out about it, (you don't want them to know all you secrets) tell them politely to not read it and not tell anyone else about your journal. Tell them that it is very special and that you would appreciate it, if it all will be between God and you.
  • Make some of your prayer in the form of praise and remember to glorify God in your way of life.
  • Pray effectively and avoid Avoid Sabotaging Your Success in Life (Christian) in life by being sure of how you stand with God. Keep hope alive, never give up.


  • Don't let anyone find your journal unless you are comfortable with other people reading it.
  • If you are comfortable with other people reading it, hide it anyway.

    "And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full. But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you." (Matthew 6:5-7).

    God doesn't want you to show off your praying, so don't go bragging about it.

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