Gratitude journaling prompts list

Gratitude Journaling Prompts for Your Prayer Journal

Are you looking for a list of gratitude journaling prompts? Let’s be real, we all have seasons of not showing the level of gratitude we should. Especially during those darker seasons that suffocate us with grief and sorrow. I’ve put together a list of 30 gratitude journaling prompts to help get started with your own prayer journal.

Gratitude Journaling Prompts

Journaling is such a great way to release what we stuff inside ourselves and to remember the good we have experienced. Gratitude journaling is a tool we use to remind ourselves of all the things and ways we can be grateful in our daily lives.

Life has a way of sweeping over us with such a rush and leaving us feeling like we are caught up in a tornado of chaos that we can forget to be grateful for the small things in life.

Keeping a daily gratitude journal will help you slow down and see all the good things in and around you during the hard seasons we all walk through.

What Do You Write In A Gratitude Journal

In the prayer journal I created, I have a section for things I’m grateful for. On the harder days or if you are just getting started you may need a little guidance on listing out what you are grateful for. And that’s okay! We all will need a little help from time to time.

In general, you think about the little things in your life you are grateful for and write them in your journal.

When I was a military wife and on my now ex-husband’s first deployment, they told us to daily think of 3 things to be thankful for to help get you through the hard days. That has stuck with me all these years.

Thinking about the good things and the things we are thankful for is so important to our mental health! Being intentional and purposeful on what we allow our minds to settle on will either put us in good moods or emotional moods.

“Try writing about these simple prompts to get the gratitude flowing. Write about a time you were grateful for something a loved one did for you. List three silly things your kids did today. What are three ways to thank someone without saying “thank you”?” – shutterfly

What Are Some Examples Of Gratitude

Examples of gratitude could be that traffic wasn’t bad on your way home today, there were no major meltdowns at work, you got a text message from your best friend, your husband said he loves you, your husband took the trash out without having to be asked, your car runs, your flowers are blooming in your garden, you like your neighbors, God saved you from a wreck today, your family is together and under one roof, you have the internet to be able to FaceTime or message family that lives far away and the list goes on. Check out my list of Gratitude Journaling Prompts below.

Why you should keep a gratitude journal?

It can help improve your self-esteem. Keeping a journal is a very personal activity and allows you to be present with your own achievements and remember all the good things in your life.

Showing gratitude has been proven to reduce social comparisons, and by expressing what you are thankful for, you are less likely to be resentful towards others.

Gratitude Journaling is seriously one of the best habits you can choose to take up this year!

How often should you write in a gratitude journal?

15 minutes per day, at least three times per week for at least two weeks. Studies suggest that writing in a gratitude journal three times per week may actually have a greater impact on our happiness than journaling every day. – happify daily

Use my list of gratitude journal prompts to help get you started! The list is below.

How Do I Start a Gratitude Journal

I have a prayer journal to help get you started! It is a coffee themed prayer journal with space for your gratitude journaling prompts. Use the space to write out what you are grateful for and all the good things you want to focus on and remember.

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How can I have gratitude in my life?

To help you with your gratitude journey, here are 8 ways to have more gratitude in your daily life from These are great to add to your list of gratitude journaling prompts!

  1. Don’t be picky: appreciate everything.
  2. Find gratitude in your challenges.
  3. Practice mindfulness.
  4. Keep a gratitude journal.
  5. Volunteer.
  6. Express yourself.
  7. Spend time with loved ones.
  8. Improve your happiness in other areas of your life.

What is on your list of gratitude journaling prompts? Let us know in the comments below. 

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