Overflowing Jesus Journal – Day 18

Here’s your Day 18 prayer journal prompt! I pray this prayer journaling journey is opening your eyes to God’s love, hope, peace, and joy.

If this is your first time reading, or it’s your first time back in a while, welcome! We are doing 40 days of prayer journal prompts and I hope you’ll join us. I normally accompany each with a story, but this week’s prompts, for Days 15-21, will be simpler posts because I’m taking a week off from working and blogging to focus on God, family, and rejuvenation. It would be hypocritical if I didn’t take time to rest, especially since this whole blog is all about overcoming overwhelm and finding balance, peace, and joy! 

I pray your week is beautiful, bountiful, blessed, and very restful!

Day 18 prompt:

Read the verse, below. Really turn it over in your mind and it and let its meaning steep into your soul.

Matthew 11:28 NIV – “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”

When you’re ready, write the following as a prayer:

  • 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 in order to 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 this is your first time here, or 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 on the post carousel, below, to move through them.

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. Let the Lord guide you. This is your journey, I’m thrilled that this little blog is a part of it!


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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!

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