In late 2018, I started participating in a local Bible Journaling group. One of the things we do each month is share prayer requests. I received a request for a young mom recently diagnosed with advanced breast cancer…. well, of course that struck a chord with my heart! I decided to create a simple prayer journal to document my prayers and thoughts for her to have and fall back on during her cancer journey.I started by combining pages I created for another journal into a PDF file (click here —> prayer journal pages for your free pdf of journal pages!)
I trimmed the printed pages (double-sided prints) as shown in the photo to the right –>
If you like, you can only trim the outer edges (equal to top margins)…. that’s probably what I’ll do going forward – since these pages are perfectly aligned, it eliminates frustrations 🙂
I used scrapbook paper to create the cover, but you can use anything – whatever appeals to you!
For a quick and easy way to get the right cover size, I simply placed one of the trimmed pages on top of the scrapbook paper and scootched it over about 1/4″-1/2″, marked the corners and trimmed with my paper cutter
I folded the trimmed pages in half, added the cover, and stapled in the middle. If you don’t have a long reach stapler, you can also punch a hole at each end and bind with thread, ribbon, or elastic.
The rest is about documenting your thoughts and prayers! In the first journal, I added artwork & embellishments here and there…
It can be as simple or elaborate as you like…
Check out some freebies I’ve shared previously —> FREEBIES
Also, a good FB friend has a FABULOUS Etsy shop with loads of faith printables – the link to her shop is right here —> Praise and Pray
Do what feels right to you – good luck!