Brave Girl Prayer Journal for Saving Grace



Good Morning Creatives!

Today I am sharing project that is near and dear to my heart.

Last week, I showed you one of the projects we did at the Saving Grace Mentor/Mentee retreat using the Social Artworking “Be Brave” canvas.

The next day, we worked on we called a “Brave Prayer Journal.”

The base was a small Tim Holtz Idea-ology Folio.



Tim has a great little video from CHA a few years ago that shows his thoughts behind the creation of the folio and some examples.

My project-Brave Prayer Journal

For my Folio project, I wanted it to be a representation of me….bright…funky and very textured.

Brave Prayer Journal


I used packet journaling style cards from Hobby Lobby along with loads of yummy DecoArt Acrylicpaints.

The girls of Saving Grace always LOVE deer (it’s a little bit of an inside joke), so of course I had to include one!




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Opening the journal gives you loads of place to add embellishments and your thoughts.

keri sallee prayer journal


This is a lesson I did for the girls about how to be Brave in the real world.

You can get a copy of this lesson here: BRAVE Prayerful Art Journal. 

keri sallee prayer journal

Using pocket page cards, I created a series of flaps and tags as places to add scriptures and places to journal my thoughts.

Prayer journal

Oh look…another deer!

Keri sallee prayer journal tim holtz folio

My folding a card “matchbook style” I created a few places to have journaling that couldn’t be easily read.

keri sallee prayer journal

Closing Thoughts

As always, I would love if you would check out Saving Grace and learn more about the life changing things they are doing for girls in crisis.

If you are wanting to start a prayer journal, my friend Jennifer Watson (I quoted her in my BRAVE Journal curriculum) has a great series on her blog about prayer journaling. You can read more here: Jennifer Renee Watson. 

Do you keep a prayer journal? I would love to see and know your thoughts. Leave a link in the comments below.

Until Next time…