Prayer Journaling Bible Study


For this prayer time you need

– a Bible
– the list of daily Gospel readings
– a notebook journal and pen
– an object of focus, eg a candle
– an open heart and mind

Daily Gospel Readings
for April
for May
for June
Sunday Bible Readings
for April
for May
for June

You can also download the tri-fold Prayer Journaling Bible Study leaflet from here, if you prefer to print out the Reading list.

Notes to help you

  1. Pray a ritual ‘return to God’ 3 times a day:

    I love you, I praise you
    I worship and adore you
    You are the sun I am the planet
    You are the shepherd I am the sheep
    I offer myself up to you
    I open my heart to you

    These returns can happen anywhere and do not need to ‘stop’ the day; however, one of them should be done at a quiet time of the day. At that time, you read the daily Gospel.

  2. Once a week, re-read all the Gospels of the week. This is done at a quiet time ideally lasting 30 minutes. A beginner builds up to this. Begin the quiet time with the same ritual ‘return to God’. Re-read the Gospels and then sit for 30 minutes in God’s presence. The quiet time is simply that – quietly listening to God.

  3. For total beginners, you may want to try this type of prayer once a week, concentrating upon the Gospel for the Sunday coming (see Sunday Readings above). You can then build up to a daily routine, as outlined in 1 and 2.

  4. At the end of the quiet time, ask yourself:

    What, Lord, are you saying to my heart?
    What is my response?
    What in particular should I remember?

    After each question, listen, and write a response in your journal. Whatever you hear, even nothing, say ‘Thank you’.


Archive: 2017

Daily Gospel Readings
for March
for February
for January
Bible Study Leaflet
 
 January to March
Sunday Bible Readings
for March
for February
for January


Archive: 2016

Bible Study Leaflet
 
  October to December
 
 
 July to September
 
 
 April to June
 
 
 January to March


Archive: 2015

Bible Study Leaflet

  October to December

 
 July to September

 
 April to June
 
 
  January to March


Archive: 2014

Bible Study Leaflet

  October to December
 
 
  July to September
 
 
  April to June
 
 
  January to March


Archive: 2013

Bible Study Leaflet

   October to December
 
 
   July to September
 
 
   April to June
 
 
   January to March