Legacy Prayer Journals
Your journal is divided into 9 sections of lined pages:
1 tabbed for “Daily” Prayers – Select 3 people or groups of people that are closest to your heart to be in prayer for daily. Within this section of your journal, you’ll find 3 pages headed with “Prayers For…” and a small photo box for you to include a picture of each of these 3 loved ones. I have mine set up to pray for my husband, my children, and Throne of Grace.
7 tabs for “Weekly” Prayers (1 for each day of the week) – These sections can be set up as general or as specific as you want. Within the days of the week tabs, there are 2 “Prayers for…” pages with a photo box. Choose 2 people, 2 groups of people, or 2 specific prayer requests for every day of the week to pray for on that day. For example, maybe Monday is designated as the day to pray for 2 missionary families, 2 close friends, or 2 unsaved family members. I could pray over my husband’s workplace for one sections and my children’s school for the other, or I could get specific and pray for two people in my life who need healing. It might be helpful to associate each day with something regular in your schedule. If your Bible study group is on Wednesday, maybe you pray for the people in your small group that day.
1 section for “Notes” at the back – These pages can be used in a variety of ways. Use them for sermon notes, for recording Bible verses, answered prayer, or even save them for spill-over if a section or two of the journal gets filled up quicker than others.
With this set-up, you will pray over a total of 5 people, groups of people, and/or specific prayer requests each day. Keep your prayers simple so that you can continue to meditate on those prayers throughout your day and specific so that when the Lord answers, you will clearly see His work in your life. The idea is to cover a lot of ground without being overwhelmed by all the prayer needs. Some days when you have more time you might write half a page in each section, some days just a few lines, and maybe some days you just read through what you’ve already written and prayer over that!
I hope these tips will help get you started leaving a legacy. The possibilities are really endless! We’d love to hear your feedback. Share with us how you are making the most of your Legacy Prayer Journal or leave a question you’d like answered!
Mustard Seed Prayer Journals
Your journal is divided into 6 sections of lined pages:
“Sorry for…” – This tab is set up for confession of sin – both sins of commission (choosing to do wrong) and sins of omission (NOT choosing to do what is right)
“Please…” – Use this section to record your own prayer requests. What do you need or desire from the Lord? He wants us to ask boldly, meaning with a lot of faith, yet humbly – recognizing that He is God and we are not! Ask the Lord to help you line up your desires with His desires.
“Family” – Prayers for your family members.
“Friends” – Prayers for friends.
“Others” – Prayers for anyone else God puts on your heart to pray for – teachers, coaches, pastors, neighbors, missionaries, our country’s leaders, even your enemies!
Date your entries. What a blessing it will be to go back and have a record of your prayers and God’s answers!
Keep your prayers specific so that when God answers, you will clearly see His work in your life.
Don’t worry about how much you write. Some days when you have more time you might write half a page in each section, some days just a few lines, and maybe some days you just read through what you’ve already written and pray over that!
“The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed…Though it is the smallest of all seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds come and perch in its branches.” (Matthew 13:31-32 NIV)