I love journals! I have stashes of them stored away in drawers and cabinets throughout my home. I remember getting my first devotional journal when I was in third grade. Ever since then, I still find such joy in writing my prayers out to the Lord.
When I saw The Weekly Prayer Project Journal by Scarlet Hiltibidal available for review, I jumped at the chance.
This is a sturdy, hard-bound journal with colorful images and illustrations throughout its thick pages.
Each week contains a scripture and journaling prompt that will guide you to reflect on God’s word and pray. There are 52 scriptures, one for each week of the year to help you be intentional about your time with God.
The journal is divided into seven sections that each represent a different type of prayer found in the Bible.
- Requests (Please, God)
- Gratitude (Thank you, God)
- Lament (Why, God?)
- Intercession (Help, God)
- Faith (Are you sure, God?)
- Repentance (I’m sorry God)
- Awe (Wow, God!)
I thought the questions and journal prompts really encouraged me to dig deeper and think about how the scripture applies to my life.
Share all His awesome deeds—the ones you read about in His written Word and in the words you write as you see Him work in your life. p.11
I would have preferred the order of sections to start with gratitude before requests and include a section for confession before repentance (although there is a confession and prayer prompt in the section titled Intercession). However, I still enjoyed the journal and would recommend it.
In the introduction to the journal, readers are encouraged to use the pages to fit their own needs and make it their own. You can start at the beginning or jump ahead to a section that’s most applicable to you. I decided to use the journal daily instead of once a week, and found it a great way to start my devotion time.
I received this journal for free in exchange for an honest review from book-look bloggers.
This post is a part of the Quick Lit Book Link-Up!
I love “sharing all His awesome deeds” and it can start with writing them down so we don’t forget, right? 😉
This looks like a great resource, Valerie! It’s good to have a variety of tools to help us in our prayer life! Thanks for sharing on Grace and Truth.
Thank you so much for stopping by from Grace and Truth Aimee!
I love the idea of this prayer journal – the template laid out would be great. Thanks for the review and for sharing this week at our Encouraging Hearts & Home blog hop!
Thank you so much for taking the time to read this Linda!
This sounds like a great prayer journal! Writing forces us to stop, be still and focus. I am finding that instead of just reading scripture, I really need to break it up into small sections and reflect on it. What is it saying to me, Summer? Thanks for sharing this!
Yes! This journal really breaks up the sections like that and asks thought provoking questions.
I am so committed to this idea of recording our prayers and our insights from scripture — we need the reminder!
I know, I agree! Journaling really helps me to remember and reflect on scripture. This is a great journal for that!
Thank you for sharing this beautiful prayer journal! I look forward to checking it out. I love to journal. I have my daily journal and a prayer journal. I love how this prayer journal is created with the 7 sections. I do agree with your thoughts, I prefer to begin with gratitude as well but love the journal.
The journal looked a lot different than in the image. The actual journal is the whole image. I thought the spiral bound image would be the journal, but it’s actually just an image on the journal. I like how sturdy the journal is!
Wow, Valerie, what an attractive blog! Very nice. Loved this post, especially “…are you sure God?” I’ve done a lot of that over the years! Thanks for the GREAT encouragement!
Wow, thanks for the kind comment about the blog Molly. Blessings to you!
Thanks for sharing about this book. I love journalling too so it sounds like it would be really helpful. Writing always slows my mind down and helps me to focus. Glad to be your neighbour at God-Sized Dreams today.
Thank you for visiting from God-Sized Dreams Lesley. I agree that writing helps slow my mind down to and helps me to focus. Have a great day!