• Karen O'Reilly

Printable Prayer Journal And How To Organize Your Prayer Binder.

Updated: Nov 9

Have you ever wanted to start a prayer journal but didn't know where to start?

Maybe you passionately desire to grow close to God and become the woman of God that you know God is calling you to be but your day is super crazy busy and you don't know how to find the time to be intentional about your prayer life.

I have been there too and I have finally found 2 simple ways to have an intentional prayer time, interceeding for friends, family, and myself while confidently expecting God to answer my prayers. And it comes in a printable prayer journal pdf format!

What is a prayer journal?

A prayer journal is a wonderful way to keep a record of all your prayers. When you use a guided prayer journal with prompts that lead you through a time of praise, confession, thanksgiving, and supplication - it becomes a form of worship.

You can use a cheap notebook to write out your prayers or you can download and print some of the printable prayer templates that are widely available on the internet. There are also physical copies of dedicated beautiful prayer journals that you can purchase.

I just couldn't make the physical copies of prayer journals work for me. I would want to move pages around in the journal - which you can't or there wasn't enough room to write out all that I wanted to in a specific place. So I became inconsistent with my prayer time and a little bit frustrated with myself in the process.

printable prayer journal template pdf

What suits my chaotic brain is a binder that I can add to or take away any pages that I need for recording my prayers. I also need a framework, an ordered way to record prayers not just for myself but for friends, work, church, the world, and other ideas.

My desire is to be an intercessor and to be more intentional about praising God, thanking Him for all that He has done, and being better at taking time to confess known and unknown sins. I know that as I use this prayer binder with the various printables that my prayer time will become more balanced and I will take time to listen for the Lord to speak to me.

Guided prayer journal

A guided prayer journal is exactly what I need to keep me focused and intentional about praying for everyone and all the things that God puts on my heart.

It is also fabulous to look back in time and see how God has answered those prayers!

Are you wondering about the 2 ways that I love to journal my prayers?

Keep reading for my answer and come see all the beautiful pages and binder sections that I have made to keep my prayer time balanced and ordered.

I have designed a printable prayer journal and a digital prayer journal. I will be using them both through the following weeks.

Printable Prayer Journal

Pray intentional prayers with our printable prayer journal for women. The prayer journal template is a guided prayer journal with a prayer list, and scriptures to use when praying.

You can be confident when praying scripture prayers because you are praying God's word back to Him!

I find that sometimes I'm at a loss when trying to formulate a prayer for a specific person or situation. Then I read a scripture verse and it seems to say perfectly what my heart was trying to pray but my brain couldn't come up with the words!

This pretty printable prayer journal is divided into sections for the different days of the week.

Simply download the prayer journal PDF and print out the pages that you wish to use. There are 129 pages to choose from!

Our printable prayer resources are perfect for you if:

  • you only have 15-20 minutes to sit in God's presence

  • you passionately desire to grow close to God

  • want scripture prayers

  • enjoy journal and prayer prompts to help you apply biblical concepts to your life.

  • You yearn for a more intimate relationship with God and to become the strong woman of God that He has called you to be.

  • you would love a keepsake record of how God has spoken to you through His word and worked in your life.

Here is how you can set up your own prayer journal/binder:

Choose to print out the pages that are suitable for your own prayer time.

There is also a digital version included in this prayer journal bundle that is specifically formatted as a simple prayer journal with hyperlinks to specific days of the week. So you can take your prayer journal everywhere and save paper and ink!

I bought this gorgeous berry-colored leather 2-ring binder to keep my printable prayer journal in.

I printed out the cover and laminated it (thank you church office for laminating it!)

I added these super sticky velcro pieces to the binder and prayer journal cover and it sits nicely.

Inside Of Prayer Journal

There is a wonderful quote from George Herbert in the prayer journal pdf. This is what it says:

"Prayer should be the key of the day and the lock of the night."

The other page I placed on the inside of the prayer binder is a dedicated page for you to write your name.

Guided prayer journal

Prayer Journal with Adoration pages of scriptures to praise God

The prayer journal has lots of prompts to guide you through your prayer time.

Prayer Journal section: Adoration Prayers

We use the A.C.T.S method of prayer in the journal. There is an instructional sheet included to remind you what the A.C.T.S acronym stands for.

You will find pages of:

  • scriptures to use when praying prayers of adoration

  • 2 different styles of the page for recording your prayers of praise

  • a page to list your favorite Bible verses to pray during your prayer time of adoration to God.

Prayer journal with printable prayers of confession

Prayer Journal section: Confession Prayers

You will find pages of:

  • scriptures to use when praying prayers of confession

  • 2 different styles of the page for recording your prayers of confession

  • a page to list your favorite Bible verses to pray during your prayer time of confession to God.

Printable prayer journal with thanksgiving scriptures

Prayer Journal section:

Thanksgiving prayers

You will find pages of:

  • scriptures to use when praying prayers of thanksgiving

  • 2 different styles of the page for recording your prayers of thanksgiving

  • a page to list your favorite Bible verses to pray during your prayer time of thanksgiving to God.

Prayer Journal section: Supplication/petition

This is an exciting part of our printable prayer journal. I have divided it up into sections that correspond to each day of the week. There are 2 styles of printables that you can choose from. They consist of plain covers with a title or you can be adventurous like me and add photos to the sections that you will be intentionally praying for yourself, family, friends, work, missions, etc.

Prayer Journal ideas

Here is a list of ideas for you to pray over during your time of supplication.

Prayer journal idea: You

  • Greater and bolder faith

  • Wisdom

  • Spiritual strength

  • Peace

  • Greater compassion and patience for others

  • Opportunity to share the Gospel

You will find pages of scriptures to use during your prayer time. There are also pages to record your prayer and a page to write your personal favorite scriptures to pray over yourself. You will find this a time of encouragement and you will be reminded of how well-loved you are by God!

Prayer journal idea: Friends

  • Friends who are believers

  • Friends who are not yet believers

  • Coworkers

  • Neighbors

There are pages of scriptures to prompt you during your prayer time. Choose the style of page that you wish to use to record all your prayers.

Prayer journal idea: Family

  • Husband

  • Children

  • Parents

  • Siblings

  • Extended Family

You will find scriptures that are suitable for praying over your husband and children, and for all family members.

Prayer journal idea: Church

  • Pastor and Family

  • Church Leaders

  • Church Staff

  • Church Body

  • Missionaries

I have chosen some scriptures that are perfect to use when praying for your church. There are many more scriptures that you could use while praying for your church. As you find scriptures that are suitable for prayer, write them on the printable provided in our prayer bundle.

Prayer journal idea: Country

  • Government

  • Leaders

  • Local Government

  • Local Leaders

Prayer journal idea: World

  • Believers around the world

  • Persecuted Christians

  • World Missions

There is also a page for you to add your own prayer ideas. What or who would you add to this list of prayer journal ideas?

Ideas for organizing your prayer journal sections

How to set up prayer journal with prayer journal sections

What prayer journal sections will you include in your prayer journal?

There are many ideas to choose from once you have downloaded this printable pdf.

There are covers for each day of the week with a place to add a photo and ones without the photo frame. (If you look closely at the pic, you will see a photo of me holding our newest scripture tee - Jesus is king!)

The pages have been designed for you to use when writing out your specific prayers.

Daily prayer journal

We have been talking a lot about prayer journal sections and how to organize your prayer life. Everything I have shown you already is perfect for deep intercession on various topics but it is so important to enjoy your daily devotional prayer time with God, just you and Him.

To help you just enjoy practicing the presence of God and chatting with Him, I have 2 daily prayer journal pages that guide you through using the A.C.T.S method of prayer in the morning and one journal page for you to use in the evening. There is also a weekly prayer plan to plan out how you desire to pray for each day of the week.

Daily prayer journal day prayers and evening prayer and weekly prayer plan

These are all my tips for starting a prayer journal. All the pages are undated so that you can use them whenever you can. God loves to talk with you and it is good for your soul to place your burdens at the feet of Jesus regularly but if you miss a day or two - don't despair. You are a treasured child of God and we are promised in Hebrews 4:16 that we can approach God's throne of grace anytime with confidence to find help in our time of need.

God's promises And Prayer Binder Printables Bundle

If you want to be more intentional with your prayer life, you will love our prayer bundle.

I have put all our current prayer resources into a special bundle so that you can download and print them anytime. Once purchased, you can regularly check the bundle for future prayer resources that will be added to it (more scripture prayer cards and printables!)

If you don't have a printer, don't worry! You will enjoy the digital version of the prayer journal.

It is my intention to use the digital prayer journal every day on my iPad and use the printable prayer binder to record my days of the week prayers on specific people and topics.

Remember, that by devoting just 15-20 minutes per day, you can have a structured prayer life and intentionally pray over the people that God puts on your heart. You will be reinvigorated in your faith!

So are you in? Grab your own copy of the prayer bundle HERE.

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Included in the bundle:

✅Printable Prayer Binder

✅Digital Prayer Journal with simple hyperlinks to specific pages (formatted for 3 months of prayers)

✅30 Days of God's Promises (scriptures and devotional Bible study)

✅A.C.T.S Prayer Model notes.


Karen xx.

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