Hello everyone! I'm so happy to be doing a guest post for Raine and Limetree Fruits!!! I absolutely love, love, LOVE color and if you're like me, you will TOTALLY love the printable planner pages and calendars Raine has created for use in just about any size planner!
I CANNOT think of one area that she has missed in creating these awesome pages!! BUT... I am constantly amazed as she seems to come out with more and more for things I never even thought I needed!!! Yes, it's suffice to say, I DO have TWO planners filled with her lovely bright pages and I'm contemplating a third!!!
You need to hop on over HERE to see all the wonderful, yummy goodies she has to keep you organized and doing it with a smile when you soak up all the sunshine her pages exude!
Today I am sharing with you how I set up my Prayer Planner. I have often wanted a place to write down those I wish to pray for and have used many other little notebooks and such, but they just weren't being utilized properly. Well... with a boost of color and cheer, I am finding I love these printables and how they keep me looking forward to using them.
For this planner... I used my personal size, Filofax Purple Patent planner.
Upon opening, I keep two pens in it. Of course, I'm all about coordinating and Raine's journaling pages use these colors so I added my blue and pink markers. I have metallic sticky notes also to mark those things that I deem important and need extra attention. And of course... I MUST have my Filofax cover page under my fly leaf. :-)
Next come my prayer pages. I love that there is room to make notes and remind yourself just why you're saying this "special prayer".
(I covered my list for privacy reasons, of course.) I also want to point out that when I print these pages, I DO print them back to back. If you know how your printer feeds in, it's pretty easy to flip the paper and print four to a sheet. Also, I add a small bright pink tab to the top so that I can easily grab my Filofax and flip right to my prayer list and quickly jot down what I need to.
Following my prayer pages, I chose to add a few of the "Pick Me Up, Please" printables just to keep me focused on what I want and yes, sometimes to give me a lift when it seems my heart is heavy with prayers for those suffering, etc. I love these as I can take them out of my planner and carry them in my car or in my checkbook, etc. to add a bit of cheer wherever I'm at.
Of course, there are blank sheets so you can add your own little "inspiration/cheer" or just a little note.
Next up... I added my month on two pages. Mostly for journaling purposes... always nice to know the date when you start.
Then I add my journal pages. Now I don't use this for a daily journal, though you certainly can, but rather I use them as a place to write my thoughts and detailed prayers that are needed and why. I'll share with you one item on my prayer list is my Aunt's passing. I not only wanted to pray for her and her family, but in my journal pages, I added my feelings from the funeral and, actually, a request my cousin made of us during the funeral. It's a great way to keep things that you DEFINITELY want to do other than just saying a prayer for the person(s) you've listed.
Again, I added a tab so that I could turn to this page as I need to remember to fulfill the request my cousin made. But, as you can see in the left photo, I have one of the bookmarker today/todo print outs and plan to punch and use it to mark my place in journaling. Again, I printed these double sided.
From there I continued with my monthly layout pages and will add journaling pages behind as I go.
Just a little more space to throw sticky notes and little things to jog my memory.
And there you have it! My complete Prayer Planner!
I'm sure there are other things I can add to this planner (as is usually the case once I get going) but for now, this is perfect for me and I feel I can more focus on those things that I feel need special attention or more meaningful prayers. It's nice to have a note or two to remind you WHY or WHAT you're praying for rather than just a name. I'm not getting any younger and they say the memory is the first thing to go. Either way.... I'm READY!!! LOL
I hope you have a blessed day and remember stop on over to Limetree Fruits and grab yours. Nothing beats beauty WITH functionality!!! :-) *HUGS*