20 Journaling Prompts for Spiritual Growth

August 22, 2019  - By Kaleigha Stipe

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My Journaling Journey

I began journaling when I was in elementary and middle school. Those pages were filled with friend shenanigans, boys I had crushes on, and how unfair school was. As I learned about Jesus and began a relationship with Him, I started journaling about my experience in churches, my salvation, and not having Christian friends. 

Those pages held memories.

It just isn’t possible to remember details of those feelings and situations now, 15 years later. But I have them written down to remind me where I have come from and how faithful God has been through it all.

As I entered high school, college, and graduate school, I (sporadically) journaled about what was going on in my life. 


Struggling with grades.

Making faith “my own.”

Moving thousands of miles from home.

Meeting my (now) husband.

Confusion about my “calling.”

A New Way of Journaling

Then I discovered Well-Watered Women on Instagram and learned of founder Gretchen Saffles’s passion for daily journaling. She created a daily quiet time resource called the Give Me Jesus Journal. I decided to try it out to see if it helped me stay more focused and have clear takeaways from my journaling time. 

I remember filling out the “Heart Check” section sitting in the back row at church during run-through before service started. Who knew this particular journal would be documenting the most stretching but exhilarating season of my life!

Filling in the Gaps

Recently I flipped through a past journal and noticed there were some gaps. 

  • How did that situation turn out? 
  • What was I praying for in that season?
  • Wow, that was insightful—I wonder what I was studying in the Bible during that time? 


I wish I would have elaborated in my writing a little more. I’ve realized that sometimes I don’t know what to write, vaguely documenting concepts but unintentionally leaving out details that could encourage me on my walk with Jesus in the future.

Here are some prompts that have helped me journal with a Godward focus and point me to His faithfulness when I return to its pages.

I pray these prompts cultivate greater spiritual growth and draw you closer to Jesus.

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Your Friend, Kaleigha

Kaleigha is a coffee-loving, book-devouring, sun-bathing pastor’s wife living and serving Jesus in sunny Miami. She writes about prayer, community, and the Bible on her blog, More Than Rubies. She is also a certified Holy Yoga instructor with a passion to lead others to encounter Jesus with their entire being: heart, soul, mind, and strength.

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  1. marylou arning says:

    I wish I could have printed these

  2. Brian says:

    I love how your journal prompts are very God focused. Too much other articles are not really God focused and it isn’t designed to help you grow closer to God but closer to knowing yourself.

    Your prompts are different.

    I like yours a lot.

    Thanks for posting

  3. Joanna L Mckown says:

    Thank you. These prompts will help me be more deliberate in my journalling.

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