An update of this post along with printable journal pages can be found here.
When I was pregnant with Will I attended a “Taking Care of the Me in Mommy” women’s conference. It was based on the book written by Lisa Whelchel (I can never, ever spell her name right). At the conference I purchased The Busy Mom’s Guide to Prayer. I really liked the format of this prayer journal and used it quite regularly. But I wanted a little more.
I wanted to make a prayer journal of my own using some of Lisa’s ideas.
I finally sat down and did it today. I am extremely happy with how it turned out and since it’s in a three ring binder, there’s room for improvement.
I just love three ring binders! Don’t you??
Tonight I made a nice cover for it and some pages for the inside so now it’s all ready to be shown off.
The journal has ten tabbed sections of topics for prayer:
10. Reaching Beyond
Several of the topics also have twenty “areas of concern” that can be addressed in prayer on a rotating basis. This way, by the end of the month all the areas of concern will be prayed over, with some free days added into the mix.
The areas of concern are:
Holiness, Mercy, Faithfulness, Patience, Holy Spirit, Forgiveness, Love, Calvary, Deliverer, Heavenly Father, Friend, Counselor, Healer, Provider, Peace, Comforter, Blood, Power, Hope, and Coming Again
Wisdom, Wife Role, Mother Role, Marriage, Words, Thoughts, Prayer Life, Bible Study, Confession & Repentance, Faith, Ministry, My Children, Health, Relationships, Diet, Exercise, Obedience, God’s Will, Temptation, and Finances
Priorities, Daily Devotions, Husband Role, Father Role, Work, Finances, Personal Walk, Sexuality, Health, Humility, Protection, Integrity, Thought Life, Words, Leader, Self-Control, Wisdom, Peace, Relationships, and Love
Future Spouse, Siblings, Respect for Authority, Walk with God, Obedience, Holiness, Purity, Self-Control, School, Heart, Thoughts, Words, Protection, Health, Gifts & Calling, Repentance, Friends, Diligence, Wisdom, and Forgiveness
President, America, Governor, Presidential Advisers, Local Government, Supreme Court, Public Schools, Media, Military, House & Senate, Enemies, Missionaries, Economy, Jerusalem, Poor & Defenseless, Crime & Terrorism, Prayer Warriors, Nations, Other Religions, and Body of Christ
I have notebook paper in each section as well so I can write down more specific requests and answers to prayer. I really hate it when I tell someone that I’m going to pray for them or a situation and then I don’t because I forget it. I am going to make a better effort to write down requests in this journal so that I can record them and so that I can acknowledge God’s answers and His work.
I am so very excited about my new journal and the plan that I have to use it.
I think this is one of my best tackles ever! To see what other moms are tackling this week, visit Tackle it Tuesday at 5 Minutes for Mom.
Oh, and I would love to hear what you think of my journal in the comments section. Also share what you use in your prayer time….I love hearing about what others do.