How to Use a Happy Planner as a Prayer Journal

Have you ever wondered what to do with your old Happy Planner when the year is complete?

Here is a way you can preserve your old Happy Planner and use it as a prayer journal! Check out the following ways you can turn your old Happy Planner into a prayer journal you can use over and over, and use for Bible journaling!

(This post contains affiliate links. Please see my disclosure policy here.)

Step 1: Remove Old Planner Inserts

Once you remove all of the outdated planner pages, you are left with the spine of your planner and the front and back covers. You can also keep any of the dividers in the planner and use them in your prayer journal.

In one of my old Happy Planners, I took out the old pages and kept the dividers that I wanted to use for my prayer journal.

These dividers can be used to create prayer sections for your prayer journal, such as personal prayers, family prayer requests, sermon notes sections, etc.

If you want to change your old planner cover with a more decorative one (without last year’s date), you can purchase laminated Happy planner covers for just a few bucks.

I replaced my old Happy Planner cover with a new black and white striped cover with a cute floral embellishment in the center. Adding a new cover made my planner-turned-prayer journal feel like it was brand new!

Step 2: Get lined or Grid Page Inserts

You can easily obtain blank lined or grid paper inserts to add to your Happy Planner online or at your local craft store. The grid paper is perfect for Bible journaling, or you can use the regular lined paper to write your prayers the way you would a traditional prayer journal.

Just a few of these paper packs, and you have a brand new prayer journal!

You can also save yourself some money and cut your own paper. (The Happy Planner Classic insert size is 7 x 9.25 inches.) Once you have cut your paper, you can use a Happy Planner hole punch to create the perfect custom inserts.

I cut regular computer paper to the size of my Happy Planner and used my Happy Planner Punch to create new page inserts for my prayer journal.

Step 3: Embellish your Prayer Journal with Stickers and Washi

Once your prayer journal is assembled, feel free to use as many Bible journaling stickers and washi tape as your heart desires!

I found a bunch of old pieces of scrapbook paper, stickers, and washi tape that I could use to decorate the pages in my prayer journal. Many of these items were purchased inexpensively at my local thrift store and dollar store.

I also use pieces of old greeting cards as die cuts to add to my prayer journal pages

You can read my post on how to bible journal on a budget so you can save money and still pray with power!

Feel free to download the following free Bible journaling kit that you can use for your prayer journal, planner, or journaling Bible!

Just click on the highlighted link of the Floral Bible journaling kit link to download!

Read the Bold Prayer Challenge Blog Series!

Looking for ways to deepen your prayer life? Read the BOLD Prayer Challenge blog series! In this four-post blog series on prayer, you can download a short devotional discussing how different people in the Bible prayed with boldness.

You can also download a prayer guide, Scripture reading plan, Scripture cards, bookmarks, and a Bible journaling page!

Click HERE to check out the Bold Prayer Series, and download more amazing printables to pray with power!

Related Posts

How to Make a Prayer Journal to Pray with Power

11 Creative Ways to Memorize Scripture

The Power of Praying God’s Word

Sign Up for the BOLD Prayers of Jesus Challenge!

You can also sign up for the BOLD Prayers of Jesus Challenge where we look at 5 powerful prayers of Jesus. In this 5-day email series you will receive a a free prayer guide, a prayer journal, Scripture cards, Bible journaling page, and more!

Sign up for the BOLD Prayers of Jesus Challenge HERE!

2 thoughts on “How to Use a Happy Planner as a Prayer Journal”

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Scroll to Top