Journaling is probably the most impactful part of my quiet times. I pray throughout my day, but my morning journaling gives me a way to stay more focused, dive a little deeper, and intentionally seek the Lord in my daily life. And using Christian journal prompts is a huge help.
If you want to take your relationship with God to a deeper level, here’s a variety of approaches you can take to start journaling.
Try using these 10 Christian journal prompts during your quiet time:
1. Good morning, Lord! Thank you so much for…
Gratitude is the best way to start my day. I’m not a morning person, and I don’t always wake up in a good mood. But choosing to be grateful first thing in the morning can change the whole course of a day.
Gratitude affects your mood and perspective throughout the day, but most importantly, it affects your heart. When I’m in a bad mood and don’t feel like thanking anyone for anything, I still write the words, “Good morning, Lord! Thank you so much for…” I always come up with something, whether it’s basic, like having a roof over my head, or huge, like an upcoming wedding.
All gratitude matters. The more you look for blessings, the more you’ll find were there the whole time.
2. I’m really struggling with…
It’s a good thing to admit when you’re struggling with something. Journaling your prayers is all about being authentic, not trying to pretend like you have it all together. Pour out your heart, your fears and your burdens. The Lord can handle them.
Use words (my preference) or even draw if you feel that can express your heart more clearly.
Maybe you’re struggling with a difficult relationship, or maybe you’re struggling to even journal that morning. It’s okay to admit it. It’s okay to be real, to be you.
3. A Bible verse I want to dwell on today is…
I rarely complete a journal entry without involving some sort of Scripture. If we’re left simply to our own thoughts and feelings, we could go completely haywire. The hypothetical futures we create could be all over the place, full of fear and uncertainties.
But God’s Word is like a breath of fresh air when we’re drowning in worry. The Bible keeps our haywire humanity rooted in the Truth.
The YouVersion Bible app has a verse of the day. Maybe a verse sticks out to you in a Bible-reading plan you’re following. Or maybe you just search “Bible verses on comfort” to help you handle a tough situation you’re going through right now.
Writing God’s Word is powerful. It helps you remember the words more clearly, understand them more deeply, and recall them more easily.