At various times in my life I tried to use a prayer journal. I would either write out my prayers like letters to God or I would make bullet lists of people/ situations for which to pray. Neither of these methods worked for very long.

I realized back in September that I needed a prayer journal that I could be creative with. One that wouldn’t look the same on every page. One that I could record what I was learning about prayer, as well as prayers for people.

Then, in one of my education classes at my university, we learned about “Interactive Notebooks,” and I LOVED that idea so I decided to make an “Interactive Prayer Journal,” of sorts.

Find traditional prayer journaling somewhat dull? Making an interactive prayer journal is a great way to change things up. Here's how!

The supplies I used for my interactive prayer journal:

  • Notebook
  • Washi tape
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Scrapbooking stickers
  • Sticky notes
  • Colorful pens

Here’s what it turned out like…

Ideas For Prayer Journaling // How I Use My Prayer Journal

Posted by Joy Because Grace on Tuesday, January 10, 2017


I love using my interactive prayer journal! Sometimes I go through it from beginning to end, or sometimes I just flip to a random page and pray about whatever is on that.

I also like how it’s a combination of prayer topics, praises, and verses and quotes about prayer. I’ve found the randomness helps keep my mind from wandering as I pray.

Anywho! That’s how I’m prayer journaling right now. I hope this post and accompanying video gave you ideas for if you’d like to make your own interactive prayer journal! :)

Inspired to make your own interactive prayer journal? Could you please share this post with a friend so she can be inspired as well? Thanks! :)

2 thoughts on “How To Create an Interactive Prayer Journal

  1. Donna

    I’ve had an on again, off again routine with prayer journals. Currently I’ve been incorporating prayers into my nightly devotional, but I’m not sure they are all that interactive. It is an interesting concept though to be able to keep track of prayers that were answered or how they develop over time.

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