Overflowing Jesus Journal – Day 17

Here is your Day 17 prayer journal prompt. I pray you’re enjoying your journaling journey and having a ton of revelations from it. God is so good!

If this is your first time reading, or it’s your first time back in a while, welcome! We’ve been doing 40 days of prayer journal prompts and I hope you’ll join us.

This week’s prompts, for Days 15-21, will be simpler posts because I’m taking a week of vacation. It would be hypocritical if I didn’t take time to rest, since this blog is all about overcoming overwhelm and finding balance, peace, and joy! 

With that being said, I won’t be posting these to my personal Facebook page this week, because I’m also doing a social media cleanse. So, if that’s how you normally find them, please click below to have these delivered straight to your inbox!

Read the verse, above. Really turn it over in your mind and it and let its meaning steep into your soul. When you’re ready, write the following as a prayer:

Genesis 2:2-3 NIV –  By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. 3 Then God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done.

  • God set a vital example for us in these verses. Even God needs to rest. What does rest mean to you? Do you get enough of it?
  • Why do you think he finds rest to be important – not just his own rest, but yours, too?
  • What one thing can you take off your plate today, to help you find more rest? Write down a simple plan and do it. 
  • Tell God three things you’re grateful for from the last 24 hours. Remember, no repeats from previous entries!

If it’s your first time prayer journaling and you want more journal prompts, start with Day 1. It explains the whole concept. If you like, you can do the posts after the Day 1 post, in chronological order, to get the full healing experience. Just click the left arrow in the post carousel below to move through them.

No pressure thought! If you’re crunched on time, you can also treat them like a buffet, and only write on the ones that inspire you or tug at your spirit. This is your journey, I’m thrilled that this little blog is a part of it!

Let’s connect! You can find me on Instagram and Facebook (unless I’m on vacation). See you there! 

Whether you’re struggling or celebrating, I’d love to pray for you! You can email me at Julie@OverflowingWoman.com with your prayer requests and/or praises.

Be blessed!

2 thoughts on “Overflowing Jesus Journal – Day 17

  1. Enjoy your week, Julie! God will abundantly fill you. How wonderful to be flowing in His love, graced by Him. Many are graced by your creating this Overflowing blog ♡♡


  2. Your words made my heart so happy! Thank you so much, Susie! There’s some seriously fabulous rejuvenation going on and our family is making all sorts of spectacular new memories together! (Yep, that’s a lot of exclamation points because I’m excited!) Have a blessed day!


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