Me too. In 2015, I longed to be more consistent in prayer. I craved a structured prayer journal that would prompt me to actually follow through when I said, "I'll pray for you."
As I learned and read about prayer, I began to recognize that one powerful way to pray is praying scripture. There's just one problem: how do we pray scripture and claim God's promises if we don't know them?!
So I set out to create a journal that would inspire creative scripture memorization while also helping me pray intentionally. I never intended to sell it, but friends encouraged me to share this valuable tool with others. And that's how The Lettering Prayer Journal® was born!
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With love and lettering,
God loves to help His children, but the Bible is clear that He wants us to ask specifically. "What would you like me to do for you?" Jesus asked the blind man in Mark 10:51, even though it's obvious that he is blind and wants to see! "God doesn't answer vague prayers," wrote Mark Batterson in "The Circle Maker." We can ask in detail with confidence!
"You do not have, because you do not ask." -James 4:2
God has given us so much, but often as soon as the need is met, we move on. And we forget to recognize and thank God for answered prayer. Sometimes this lack of recognition leads us to being ungrateful or bitter. The Lettering Prayer Journal has a place to mark prayers that are answered and keep a record of it.
"Devote yourselves to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart." -Colossians 4:2
When you look back over time at the prayers God has answered and how He has guided your life, your faith will be strengthened. You'll pray bolder prayers and ask God for bigger things because you've seen Him show up.
"Let each generation tell its children of your mighty acts; let them proclaim your power." -Psalm 145:4
First of all, lettering is FUN! But lettering is also a tool for learning and an instrument for worship. When you hand letter a scripture, you are forced to slow down and go letter by letter, word by word, which increases your ability to remember the words longer. The process also gives you time to meditate on the verse and worship as you go. It's an effective way to saturate your heart and mind with truth.Buy now
After filling up an entire Lettering Prayer Journal, I can say with confidence that documenting my prayers in this way has significantly changed my prayer life. I especially love the sections which help me pray with intention for those I love, those in my local community, and the world. It helps take my focus off of just what I want and causes me to focus on the needs of others.
My journal is filled with prayers that have since been answered, a testament to God's faithfulness and a reminder of the power of prayer. This journal is a true treasure. ~
Krystal Whitten has thought of everything in this. This journal truly helps me grow in faith and see just how much there is to pray over. I can't say enough good things about this beautiful journal, including it's quality and packaging are so, so good.
You'll enjoy this whether you're into lettering, Illustrated Faith, Bible Journaling or simply just growing in your prayer life. There are even extra pages at the back, lined for notes or journaling AND blank for lettering bonus verses or thoughts. ~
It is not an exaggeration to say that Krystal’s Lettering Prayer Journal has transformed my prayer life! Writing out the well-chosen verses every week or two in a variety of artistic ways imprints them on my mind and heart in ways that just reading them does not.
The categories for prayer have likewise been transformative as I focus first and foremost on praising God for different aspects of His character, often found in the verses, and then on the other categories that she has so aptly listed. I’m nearing the end of my second year of consistent use and enjoyment of this beautiful journal and could not recommend it more highly! ~
Not sure how the format will work for you? Try it out first. Download a week of prayer pages, print them out, and try it for a week. You'll get a good idea if this is something you like before you buy it.
The printable comes with the 3 weekly prayer pages, one of the coloring pages, and an introduction page with some instructions.