40 Bible Journaling Prompts for Lent & a Free Printable Journal


As we enter into the season of Lent—a time of reflection, repentance, and preparation for Easter—I invite you to embark on a meaningful and transformative experience of spiritual growth through Bible journaling.

Whether you're a seasoned journaler or new to the practice, these 40 Bible journaling prompts have been carefully curated to guide you through a deep exploration of Scripture, prayer, and personal reflection during this sacred season.

Each prompt is accompanied by a Bible verse carefully selected to inspire contemplation and meditation. Through journaling, we'll delve into the rich tapestry of God's Word, allowing its timeless truths to illuminate our hearts and minds, and draw us closer to the heart of God.

Whether you set aside dedicated time each day or engage with the prompts at your own pace, may this season of Lent be a time of renewal and transformation in your spiritual life.

Grab your journal and your favorite pens, and let's dive into this Lenten Bible journaling adventure together!

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40 Daily Journaling Prompts for Lent

Choose ONE prompt daily and dedicate 5-10 minutes to writing your answer. If your time runs longer because you have a lot to write, it’s okay. Keep writing!

Be as creative as you like here…the sky’s the limit!

  1. Meditate on Psalm 51:10 and reflect on areas in your life where you need God's renewal.

  2. Journal about Jesus' temptation in the wilderness (Matthew 4:1-11) and how you can overcome your own temptations.

  3. Reflect on Isaiah 53:5 and consider how Jesus' suffering brings healing.

  4. Journal about Jesus' prayer in Gethsemane (Matthew 26:36-46) and reflect on surrendering to God's will.

  5. Meditate on John 3:16 and write about the depth of God's love shown through Jesus' sacrifice.

  6. Reflect on Jesus washing the disciples' feet (John 13:1-17) and consider how you can serve others humbly.

  7. Journal about the Last Supper (Luke 22:14-23) and reflect on the significance of communion.

  8. Meditate on Jesus' crucifixion (Luke 23:26-56) and contemplate the depth of His sacrifice.

  9. Reflect on Psalm 22 and journal about Jesus' cry of abandonment on the cross.

  10. Consider Jesus' words to the thief on the cross (Luke 23:39-43) and reflect on God's mercy.

  11. Meditate on the resurrection (Luke 24:1-12) and journal about the hope it brings.

  12. Reflect on Jesus' appearance to the disciples after the resurrection (John 20:19-31) and write about the peace He offers.

  13. Journal about Jesus' commission to His disciples (Matthew 28:16-20) and reflect on your own mission as a follower of Christ.

  14. Meditate on Romans 5:8 and consider how God demonstrates His love for you.

  15. Reflect on Romans 6:4 and journal about your baptism and new life in Christ.

  16. Journal about Jesus' encounter with the woman at the well (John 4:1-42) and reflect on the living water He offers.

  17. Meditate on the story of the prodigal son (Luke 15:11-32) and journal about God's forgiveness and restoration.

  18. Reflect on Philippians 2:5-11 and journal about Jesus' humility and obedience.

  19. Journal about the fruits of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23) and reflect on how they are manifesting in your life.

  20. Meditate on Ephesians 2:8-9 and write about the grace of God in your salvation.

  21. Reflect on James 1:2-4 and journal about finding joy in trials.

  22. Journal about the Beatitudes (Matthew 5:3-12) and reflect on what it means to be blessed.

  23. Meditate on 1 Corinthians 13 and write about the importance of love in your life.

  24. Reflect on Hebrews 12:1-2 and journal about running the race of faith with endurance.

  25. Journal about the armor of God (Ephesians 6:10-18) and reflect on how to stand firm in spiritual battles.

  26. Meditate on Psalm 23 and write about God's provision and comfort in your life.

  27. Reflect on 1 John 1:9 and journal about the assurance of forgiveness.

  28. Journal about the power of prayer (Philippians 4:6-7) and reflect on your prayer life.

  29. Meditate on Matthew 6:19-21 and write about storing up treasures in heaven.

  30. Reflect on the parable of the sower (Matthew 13:1-23) and journal about cultivating a fruitful heart.

  31. Journal about Jesus' command to love one another (John 13:34-35) and reflect on how you can love others sacrificially.

  32. Meditate on Psalm 139 and write about God's intimate knowledge of you.

  33. Reflect on Micah 6:8 and journal about living justly, loving mercy, and walking humbly with God.

  34. Journal about the gifts of the Spirit (1 Corinthians 12:4-11) and reflect on how to use them for God's glory.

  35. Meditate on Matthew 25:31-46 and write about serving Christ by serving others.

  36. Reflect on the story of Mary and Martha (Luke 10:38-42) and journal about finding a balance between serving and spending time with Jesus.

  37. Journal about the faith of the centurion (Matthew 8:5-13) and reflect on trusting in Jesus' authority.

  38. Meditate on Psalm 103 and write about God's compassion and forgiveness.

  39. Reflect on the Great Commission (Matthew 28:16-20) and journal about sharing the gospel with others.

  40. Journal about your journey through Lent and reflect on how God has been working in your life.


40 Journaling Prompts for Lent & a Free Printable Journal

Are you looking for more Bible journaling inspiration?


Even though you only need a pen and paper, here are some of my favorite journaling supplies if you want to check them out:

  • I like to use a few different notebooks for journaling but my favorite is this Leuchtturm1917 Softcover. I prefer the squared pages but you can also get the dot grid, lined, or blank formats.

  • If you would rather use a spiral binding, these notebooks are the best! I love that they come in a three-pack so I always have an extra one on hand. These are also a squared format but I think they are available in lined and dot-grid too.

  • To be honest, my go-to pen is a simple, classic black Bic but when I want something a little fancier I use either use these Muji Gel Pens or these Micron Sakura Pigma.

  • Get creative with your journaling and add some Washi Tape, Stickers, or if you’re artistic you can draw your own doodles.

  • Sometimes I like to add photos to my journaling and over the years I’ve tried a bunch of different printers. I started out using this Fujifilm Instax Mini but it wasn’t very practical to carry around all the time. Since the quality was so much better when I use my phone for pictures I decided to splurge on the Canon Ivy Mini Printer. It connects directly to my phone through the app and easily prints on 2x3 sticker photo paper that I can add right to my journal page instantly.

I hope today’s post inspires you to pick up your journal and start writing! Here are a few Everyday Journaling Prompts to get you started.

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