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Prayer journaling is a wonderful thing, and structured prayer journaling can add clarity and awe to your prayer life like nothing else.

I was a part of The Nester’s 31 Days writing challenge in 2014 (http://write31days.com/) and now I leave this for those who want to do a 31 Day Challenge of structured prayer journaling.

Start right here:

Day 1: Introduction to Structured Prayer Journaling
Day 2: WHAT is Structured Prayer Journaling?
Day 3: WHY Structured Prayer Journaling is Important
Day 4: HOW to Simply Create and Do Structured Prayer Journaling Tutorial
Day 5: WHERE Did I Get the Idea for Structured Prayer Journaling
Day 6: One Thing I LOVE about My Structured Prayer Journal!!!
Day 7: The Main & Most Exciting Benefit of Structured Prayer Journaling
Day 8: The How and Why of Making Succinct Entries in Structured Prayer Journaling     
Day 9: The Creative Aspect of Structured Prayer Journaling 
Day 10: Journaling Thanksgiving & Praise with a New Springboard 
Day 11: 5 Self-Assessment Questions for Your Structured Prayer Journal 
Day 12: How to Effectively Log Your Prayer Petitions 
Day 13: Recording God’s Answer in Your Structured Prayer Journal 
Day 14: Capturing What’s Behind the Wait in Your Prayer Journal
Day 15: Making Space to Deal with Yourself
Day:16: Remembering Those You’ve Encouraged 
Day 17: Tracking Insights & Updates Will Give You an Uncommon View
Day 18: Hearing God Through Structured Prayer Journaling
Day 19: The Significance of Faith and Follow-Through
Day 20: Don’t Miss Out!  Add Scriptures to Your Structured Prayer Journal
Day 21: How to Keep Things Just Between You and God while Prayer Journaling
Day 22: Choosing the Right Binder/Binding for your Prayer Journal
Day 23: When God Used Both Social Media & My Prayer Journal to Encourage Me
Day 24: My Journaling Revelations 
Day 25: 16 Thought-Provoking Prayer Prompts for Your Structured Prayer Journal
Day 26: Why Your Prayer Journal Needs a Purpose Statement
Day 27: The Success of Capturing the Soft Mandates in our Structured Prayer Journals
Day 28: Use Your Structured Prayer Journal as a Guide for a Personal Prayer Retreat  Day 29: Why Prayer Journaling is Really NOT about Prayer Journaling
Day 30: Introducing the Small Group Guide for Organizing Your Prayer Closet
Day 31: An Invitation to Join My Online Structured Prayer Journaling Community!

If you wish to share your pilgrimage in structured prayer journaling, you can join me and my friends here.  You can also tweet me at @TheGinaDuke using the #ShePrayerJournals or #OrganizingYourPrayerClosetBook.

Happy Journaling,



Award-winning author Gina Duke is a wife, mom and the Director of Women’s Ministry at her local church. With a B.S. in Organizational Leadership, she is able to bring a clear word for authentic Christian living. Through her book, Organizing Your Prayer Closet: A New and Life-Changing Way to Pray”(Abingdon Press), she imparts 1 Peter 4:7 with the gift of structured prayer journaling. You may also follow her on Twitter and Instagram @TheGinaDuke.




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    1. Ashley, once you are able to clearly see what God is doing, it will become so addictive that you will become a pro!

      🙂 ~gina

  1. I’ve been journaling my prayers all year and I love it. Your tips to be intentional about it are excellent. I started rereading the Bible this week with pens in hand. I’m looking forward to writing those things God speaks through His Word in the margins and spaces. Thanks so much for linking at CMB.

    1. Hi, Deb! Thanks for stopping by, and leaving such a kind comment. If you like journaling in the Bible there are some great groups on Facebook. Check out the one with Bonita Rose. Take care, ~gina

  2. I can’t wait to look through some of your prayer journal posts. Although I do use a prayer journal on occasion, I have not found “My Way” yet. It will come with time I know.

    1. Jenny,
      I hope you enjoy the journey!!! If so, feel free to join my closed group on Facebook for Organizing Your Prayer Closet.

    1. Great, Amy. I look forward to you trying your hand at structured prayer journaling. Looking forward to hearing how you like it! Thanks for checking it out. ~gina

  3. I have never prayer journaled. Though I have heard of others doing this. I am looking forward to learning about it and doing it. I would appreciate any pointers.

    1. Hi, Paula. I hope you love it! I do mine every evening after assessing my day, I make notes. I love decorating my journal, too. Look me up on YouTube and you will see my weekly video about prayer journaling. It will have a ton of tips!

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