20 Lists to Keep in Your Faith Journal

20 Lists to keep in your faith journal are a great way to get started in your faith journal. Where else can you write what you want and be 100% honest and not have to worry about backlash or what others think of you? Journals are your private sounding board, of course, you can share your journals if you wish, but that's totally optional!

Another great thing about lists you keep in your faith journal is that you can look back and see what changes over the years. You can also keep updating them through the years as well.

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Twenty Lists to Keep in Your Journal
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20 Lists to Keep in Your Faith Journal

I have broken the list into two groups of 10. They are:

  • 10 Lists to Grow Your Faith
  • 10 Life Lists to Keep in Your Journal

10 Lists to Grow Your Faith

These are lists that help you grow closer to Jesus. They include scriptures, songs, study topics, and much more. Use these in your journal and draw closer to God.

The Written and Spoken Word

  • Bible Study Topics-there will always be topics you want to research and study. Keeping an ongoing list in your journal is the best way to keep track of those topics. I don't know about you, but I can't rely on my memory anymore! It must be written down!
  • Sermon Notes-I keep sermon notes in a notebook. When a sermon really touches me or speaks to me I copy those notes in my journal. If you kept all your sermon notes in your journal then all you'd have room for is sermon notes! I have sermon notes in my old journals from the 80s and I still go back and read them, and they still speak to me. God's word never changes and even all these years later it's still relevant!
  • Favorite Scriptures-We all have favorite scriptures. List them in your journal. I had “The Way Bible” and I have a list of scriptures in it. It's a treasure to me. It tells me that at some moment that particular verse leaped off the pages of the Bible and touched my heart, and changed me in some way.


  • Prayer Requests-Keeping a section of your journal for your prayer requests is a great way to keep your prayer life active. Keep an ongoing list, add to it as needed, and when you spend time in prayer you have your prayer requests at your fingertips. If you are not keeping a separate prayer journal, a faith journal is a good place to keep a prayer list.
  • Answered Prayers-We all love seeing God work and move in our lives, and recording those answers to prayer in your journal is a great way to be reminded of all that God does in our lives, and in the lives of the people, we pray for.


  • Worship Songs-Making a list of your favorite worship songs is great to include in your journal! There are so many great Christian songs out now. Keeping a list now will allow you to look back and see what was popular and what spoke to your heart. What's your favorite song currently? My current favorite is “I Speak Jesus” by Charity Gayle! Oh, I love that song!
  • Hymns-I was raised in a Baptist Church. Hymns were the standard. In fact, if you sang “choruses” that wasn't cool! Hymns were it! Old hymns are sacred, they tell of Jesus, and they are testimonies of those that authored these sacred hymns. I love the stories they tell, and I love the stories of why they were written. I have so many favorites! The one hymn that has topped my list for many years is “There is a Fountain”. It's such a powerful hymn of forgiveness and of being washed in the blood of Jesus.

People and Dates

  • Significant Dates of Faith-Keeping a list of significant dates of faith in your journal is a great way to keep your story of faith. What day did you get saved? What day were you baptized? When did you join a church, have your children dedicated, got married, or when did a scripture really speak to you and show you a new truth from God's Word? These are all days to record and remember, and there are many more to record as well.
  • Heros of Faith-We all have Heros of Faith. Men and women who have lived godly lives and had an impact on our lives. Write their names in your journals. Remember them, pray for them, thank God for them, and write about what they did that impacted your life.
  • Missions-Does your church support missions? Write a list of the countries where your church supports missionaries, write the names of the missionaries and read that list frequently, and pray for them. Use this list as your prayer list for missions and missionaries, and pray for the people they are sharing Jesus with.

10 Life Lists to Keep in Your Journal


  • Non-Fiction Books-Keep a list in your faith journal of nonfiction books you want to read, or that you have read. To be honest, I'm not a big nonfiction reader, but I did love the book “Just as I Am” by Billy Graham.
  • Fiction Books-Just like nonfiction keep a list of books you want to read or that you have read. My favorite nonfiction series is The Secret of the Rose Trilogy by Michael Phillips. I also love Beverly Lewis' books and Grace Livingston Hill. I'm a sucker for a good romance!
  • Christian Movies/TV shows-Do you have PureFlix? It's a favorite subscription of mine because I know that whatever my kids find to watch on it is okay for them to watch! But keeping a list in your faith journal will help you keep track of shows you want to watch and ones you've already seen.


  • Motivational Quotes-Don't we all need a bit of motivation? I sometimes need the motivation to get out of bed! Keeping a list of motivational quotes in your journal is a great way to have a positive quote at your fingertips.


  • Family Traditions-What is your favorite family tradition? One of my favorites is eating Chinese food for Christmas dinner. I cook a big Thanksgiving meal, and not cooking on Christmas is great! We've done this for the last 10 years and I can't even imagine stopping this tradition! Keeping a record of your family traditions will help them live on for generations to come.
  • Family Birthdays-Make a list in your faith journal of all your family birthdays. That way you will know when to send or make a birthday card.


  • Things that make you happy-this one is easy! Make a list of all the things that make you happy! It's a great reference for when you're not feeling so happy!
  • Things that make you sad-A list in your journal of things that make you sad isn't something to meditate on. This is more so you can see what things sadden you and then you can avoid them.
  • Gratitude-The Bible says “In everything give thanks!” List all that you are thankful for in your faith journal. This is another list to look back on when you're sad.


  • Dreams-Do you write down your dreams? I did for a while, and then stopped and then started again. For me, it's an off-and-on thing. But keeping a section in your faith journal for your dreams is a great plan. Write them down as soon as you wake up when it's still fresh, if you wait too long your memory of the dream could fade, so first thing, write it down!

These are the 20 lists to keep in your faith journal! Keeping lists in your Faith journal is a great way to keep your journaling on track. Your lists will change over the years, but it's always fun to look back on! We all change and grow, but I think it's important to not forget where you've come from in all aspects of your life.

Now that you have your 20 lists to keep in your faith journal, which ones are you going to implement? If you want to add more or even take away feel free. Lists to keep in your faith journal are only a guide. I'd love to know what lists you keep in your faith journal. Drop me a comment and let me know!