Once you have decided to make Bible reading a habit, you might enjoy keeping track of your weekly progress so that you can make notes on how your habits are forming.
Whether that be by having written accountability, taking notes, or the opportunity to look back on where you started and how you’ve grown- having some monthly Bible reading and prayer journals on hand is a great start!
It becomes really easy with my monthly bible reading and prayer journal free printables!
The journal allows you to look back quickly and find what you have learned and the prayers that God has answered. The journal serves as a kind of silent witness.
Together, they become a powerful encouragement and bold statement in, and of, our faith!
My monthly Bible reading and prayer journal free printables include 31 un-dated page spreads to record your Bible study and prayer.
On each two-page spread, you will find a place to record the Bible verses you’ve read, illustrate and draw if you wish, record any information you’ve looked up in your Bible study tools, write down anything you’ve learned and want to apply, list what you are praying for, and notate any answered prayers you’ve noticed.
The pages of the monthly Bible reading and prayer journal free printables are beautifully designed to encourage you in your walk with God and deepen your prayer life.
If you aren’t sure where to start with daily bible reading, take a look at the Read Your Bible in a Year Plan!
If you are just starting out, don’t forget to start simply and add time and complexity little-by-little so that you don’t find the commitment overwhelming.
Here are a few reasons why you might want to track your daily Bible reading and prayer.
First, journaling helps you stay on track during the time you have set aside. If you’ve set aside fifteen minutes for time with God each day, you can read for seven or eight minutes (enough to read through the Bible in one year) and work through each section of the journal in one or two minutes, writing as you go.
Just like taking notes in school, writing helps you focus, helps you remember what you’ve learned, and creates a record you can refer back to as needed.
Second, journaling helps you stay on track for the month. If you are committed to a journaling process you can keep track of your progress by flipping through the pages of your journal.
Did you spend time with God each day this week? This month? Why or why not? What can you do better next time?
Third, journaling gives you a thorough record of how much you have changed, how much God has answered prayers, and all that you have learned over the course of a month or year.
It’s always good to look back and reflect on how God has been working in your life and the lives of your loved ones.
As you see amazing things, make sure to share those faith-building moments with your children. Let them be a part of what God is doing in your life.
Fourth, journaling provides a record for future generations. This is one we don’t think of often.
The power of this should not be underestimated. In the midst of dirty diapers, messy floors, and stacks of laundry and dishes, don’t compare to the blessing it would be for your family to look back through.
Think about how they can see God moving through and answering prayers over the years. Without even a word spoken, they can see the hand of God!
Fifth, journaling can provide a certain level of accountability. “If I don’t have quiet time, I won’t have anything written in my journal for today.”
This can be a powerful motivator for some. If having blank pages bothers you and motivates you to stay on track that’s wonderful!
If having blank pages just sets you on a guilt trip that makes you want to give up — tear the pages out of your notebooks and throw them away.
This bible reading and prayer journal printable is not intended to overwhelm you with guilt. It is a tool. Tools are supposed to help you, not work against you.
Always keep that in mind when you get overwhelmed.
How to set up your monthly bible reading and prayer journal free printables.
You only need to print out one month at a time. Just simply print out the pages. If you want, you can go ahead and fill in the dates and the passages from your reading plan for that month.
If you’d rather, wait until the day of to add this information so that you have maximum flexibility.
Place the printed pages in a thin three-ring binder or cute folder. and get a nice set of pens to use in your journal. Pretty ink makes everything better!
Each month you can take the completed pages out of your small folder or binder and place them into a large three-ring binger behind a tab for that specific month.
This will allow you to keep the whole year in one place for posterity, but will also allow you to carry around a small journal as you work on it throughout the month.
I’m so glad that you’re taking Bible reading and prayers seriously! Thank you for taking the time to think about how you can use a journal to record your personal private time with God and the impact it will have on your faith and legacy.
As you look back over your journal in the coming months, you will see evidence of how God is moving in your life. I pray that this will be a blessing to you and to your family.
If you need it, don’t forget to grab your copy of my Read Your Bible in a Year Plan.