Creative Prayer Journal

Sorry about my lack of posts. I have been trying to keep my priorities straight and actually get some work done. Today I finished the creative prayer journals for our youth lessons. I am very excited about them. I just keep thinking, "I wish someone would have encouraged me to pray this way when I was a teenager."

My original plan was for these to be my first book published through But now I think I am going to try to find a real publisher first.  But that would mean a delay of years before you guys got a chance to actually see it. So here is my plan. I am going to place a link to it in .pdf form here. The link will be active for 2 weeks so if you want it you can download it within those two weeks.

In addition to the normal creative commons licence that I have on the stuff here I would like to ask that you only use this in your local church setting and that you would not use this download again if there is ever a print version. Trust me, you will want the print version over this one.

I also would like to ask you to help me. I would love to hear any thoughts you have on the journal as a whole. The big thing that I want to fix is to go back and balance the activities better between the first and second halves. If I had written them all at the same time I would have spread out the "found prayer" activities for sure.

Also the middle "Raise the Training Wheels" section is mainly for a group that is going through it in 2 sections so you don’t actually need to include that. One thing that is in that section though is the mention of continuing in Bible study. This is a prayer journal not a Bible study book. It should be used in conjunction with daily Bible reading. (Maybe that is something I could add later, but that would add even more time)

Anyway, let me know what you think and I hope you can use it.

(I am in the process of formatting it for purchase, check back soon) 

5 thoughts on “Creative Prayer Journal

  • September 13, 2007 at 9:20 PM

    This is amazing. Thank you. I am going to kinda incorporate some of this into the group worship time tonight. Thanks Shane. I will totally buy one when it is published.

  • September 13, 2007 at 10:28 PM


    Just as an update I think I have decided that I am going to self-publish this. I think more because I really just want to give it a try more than anything else.

    That may change, but that is my plan right now.

    I think I can also make it so that for a small fee I can customize the book for your church. I could add the name of your ministry, the name of a particular Bible study and even a small amount of custom graphics. I also would like to include specific prayer requests for your group.

  • September 14, 2007 at 6:15 AM

    That is a great prayer journal!!! I’d love to have it in book form. The guidance you give is practical and active. Thanks for creating it!

  • December 18, 2007 at 3:55 AM

    Shane – I missed the two week window – any chance to see the journal before you publish it – or is it published?


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