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January Prayer Journal Prompts

This post contains January Prayer Journal Prompts to help you focus on prayer in order to connect to and build your relationship with Jesus. 

Hey there! As the holiday season winds down, I know you’re probably getting ready to set your goals and resolutions for the New Year.

**Updated January 2024**

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I’m not making any resolutions this year, are you? I used to make them but found my motivation waning by mid-March.

I’d sporadically work towards my goals until eventually I gave up. I’d convince myself that it was okay. I wasn’t toooo bad off anyway. I could always try again the next year.

And while those things I told myself were true, I’d get so frustrated when months would pass and I wouldn’t be where I wanted to be physically, financially, or spiritually.

I knew that rather than set resolutions at the beginning of each year, I needed to be intentional in every area important to me right now.

Last July, I bought my first Living Well Planner and began making goals. I’ve tried using planners before but never had found one that had room for everything I needed.

Ruth Soukup, the Living Well Planner creator, knows exactly how to motivate me (and 1000’s of others) to not only set goals but reach them, too.

I’m a huge fan of hers, so I watched a few videos on YouTube about the planner and made the purchase. I LOVE it!

I used the budget pages in the planner plus my YNAB app to get back to the basics of our financial goals.

My husband and I both use YNAB; we sync it up and can enter purchases immediately and keep track of budget balances. You can try YNAB free for over a month HERE.

Mark and I are 2007 graduates of Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University which we took after we read Total Money Makeover.

I’m sad to admit we haven’t been perfect in our gazelle intensity and have slipped back into some credit card debt.

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We’ve been working on that since last July and while we’re still a little ways from being debt free again, I’m so thankful we didn’t wait to start paying things off. 

Becoming intentional in my prayer life was super important to me, too.

That’s why over two years ago, I begin writing and sharing prayer prompts with and for you all. I use them, too! Knowing that you like them keeps me providing them here on the blog.

I don’t want to let you down! Intentional faith in my days also comes from writing my ‘In 30 Days’ Bible studies. Acts in 30 Days was first.

John in 30 Days came next. More are on the way. These studies have kept me in the Word which has definitely kept me growing spiritually. 

So, what I’m trying to say is….even though it’s New Year’s, there’s no need to only make goals during this time of year. Decide each day to create goals for yourself so that you can keep growing, learning, and living fully!

If you’re new to Loving Christ Ministries, be sure to check out previous prayer prompts such as the one from December. We’ll be adding new prompts every month until the calendar is full of them! 

It’s my prayer that you’ll use these free prayer journal prompts to live intentionally in your faith.

JANUARY PRAYER JOURNAL PROMPTS

1. God, I thank you for these blessings from last month…
2. Dear Lord, I ask your blessings on these goals I have for the new year…
3. Heavenly Father, guide my budgeting and finances so that I can…
4. Help me to focus on these health concerns…
5. Jesus, I ask you to heal these people in the ways they need healing…
6. Thank you, Lord, for…
7. As the winter unfolds and the nights become exceedingly cold and dark, I ask you to warm my heart and bring light into my life in these ways and in any ways you see fit…

8. Lord, help me to relax and be stress free even though…
9. Give me the confidence to step out and try to…
10. I praise you today for…
11. Lord, help me to focus on you because…
12. Jesus, thank you for this friend and for these things she does…
13. God, when I feel I can’t go on, let me draw strength from…
14. Heavenly Father, I’m so excited about…

15. From Your Word, we know that where two or more are gathered in Your Name, You will be there. I pray that you will be with us when…
16. Jesus, walk me through my purpose and guide me in these areas…
17. Heavenly Father, I ask your blessing over this event…
18. Dear God, I pray for this situation which caused such pain…
19. I ask your blessing over this relationship…
20. I’m so grateful as I feel I sensed Your presence while…
21. Lord, I need Your grace in….

22. Thank you, Lord, for the mercy you showed me when…
23. I long to be closer to You. Lead me to You through…
24. Father, I’ve been carrying this burden too long. Please take it from me and help me move forward…
25. Jesus, I pray that I can see the best in…
26. God, I will never lose faith in You because…
27. There’s so much upheaval in the world. I pray you’ll grant peace over…
28. Dear Lord, I can serve you today by…

29. I love the words to this praise song…
30. Lord, fill my mind with thoughts of you as I …
31. Dearest God, as I look toward the next month I plan these activities to honor you…

Get the Prompts for January

Download your own copy of the January prayer journal prompts here by filling out the form below. You’ll be signed up for our newsletter and will receive a free printable copy of the prompts.

Have a wonderful January! Let me know how I can pray for you.

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December Prayer Journal Prompts

November Prayer Journal Prompts

October Prayer Journal Prompts

September Prayer Journal Prompts

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4 Comments

  1. Julie, these are great prayer prompts. I shared on FB and I’m going to download the pdf! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Aimee, I’m so glad you like them. Be sure to check out the other months too. I began doing them in August. Thank you so much for sharing them and for taking time to comment. ~Love in Him, Julie

  2. Hello, I am the Bereavement Coordinator for Catholic Cemeteries in Cleveland OH and I would love to use your January journal prompts as part of our Grief Support handout for this month. I will cite your website as the source of the information (I see that it is already included on the version I downloaded). If I see future content on your website that would be useful for our grief support groups, can I print those as well, along with your website citation or would you like a separate request for each intended use. Thank you for your helpful aides and all that you do.

    Rhonda Abrams

    1. A Hi Rhonda, I feel honored you’d like to share! Yes, print and use any resources that you feel would help others. I would appreciate that you keep my copyright/website citation on any materials. Let me know if you have any questions, and thank you so much! To God give the glory! ~Julie

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