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32 Bible-Themed Writing Prompts

Bible Themed Writing Prompts

Whether you’re a seasoned scribe or a plotting newbie, staring at a blank page can be a real buzzkill.

If you’re looking for a little divine inspiration, look no further than the good ol’ Bible.

Yep, you heard right.

Packed with epic stories, timeless characters, and profound themes, the Bible is a treasure trove of writing prompts just waiting to be explored.

So, grab your favorite writing tool (pen, laptop, carrier pigeon, whatever floats your boat) and get ready to unleash your inner-biblical bard with these prompts!

Bible Themed Writing Prompts

  1. Inspired by Noah’s Ark: Imagine you are living in Noah’s time, and you’ve just heard about his task to build an ark and gather two of every kind of animal. Think about how you would react and what role you might play in this monumental task. Write a journal entry describing your feelings, thoughts, and actions during this time.

  2. Drawing from the Story of David and Goliath: Consider a time in your life when you faced a seemingly insurmountable challenge, much like David faced Goliath. Reflect on your feelings, the resources you had, and the support from others. Compose a story where you overcome your “Goliath,” detailing the steps you took and the lessons you learned.

  3. Based on the Prodigal Son: Think about a moment in your life when you made a mistake or took something for granted, similar to the prodigal son in the Bible. Contemplate the journey back to making amends and seeking forgiveness. Write a letter to someone you may have taken for granted, expressing your gratitude and love.

  4. Inspired by the Creation Story: Reflect on the beauty of the world and the importance of taking care of it. Imagine you have been given the responsibility to create and take care of a small part of the world. Describe what you would create, how you would take care of it, and the values you would instill to ensure its preservation.

  5. Drawing from the Story of Esther: Consider a time when you had to stand up for what was right, even if it was difficult, much like Queen Esther did. Think about the courage it took, the people you were helping, and the outcome. Write about this experience, focusing on the emotions you felt and the impact of your actions.

  6. Based on the Story of Daniel in the Lions’ Den: Imagine you are Daniel, facing a den of lions because of your unwavering faith. Reflect on your beliefs, the strength it takes to maintain them, and the support you receive. Pen a letter to a friend, explaining your situation, your feelings, and your unwavering faith.

  7. Inspired by the Story of Moses Parting the Red Sea: Think about a moment in your life when you felt trapped and didn’t see a way out, similar to the Israelites at the Red Sea. Remember how you felt, who helped you, and how you eventually found a way through. Write a reflective piece on this experience, focusing on the lessons you learned and how it changed you.

  8. Drawing from the Parable of the Good Samaritan: Recall a time when you helped someone in need or someone helped you, similar to the story of the Good Samaritan. Consider the importance of kindness and compassion, even to strangers. Compose a story or letter detailing this act of kindness, reflecting on its impact and the value of helping others.

  9. Inspired by the Sermon on the Mount: Imagine you were present during Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, listening to his teachings on love, mercy, and humility. Think about the particular message or beatitude that resonated with you the most. Write a personal reflection on how you can apply this teaching in your daily life and relationships.

  10. Drawing from the Story of Ruth and Naomi: Reflect on a time when you had to make a tough decision to support a friend or family member, much like Ruth did when she decided to stay with Naomi. Think about the sacrifices you made and the bond that was formed or strengthened. Compose a letter to the person you supported, expressing your commitment and the strength you found in that relationship.

  11. Based on the Parable of the Lost Sheep: Consider a moment when you felt lost or disconnected from your community or family, similar to the lost sheep in the parable. Think about what helped you find your way back and the joy that reunion brought. Write a story recounting this experience, focusing on the emotions involved and the lessons learned.

  12. Inspired by the Story of Jonah and the Whale: Reflect on a time when you tried to avoid a responsibility or calling, just as Jonah tried to flee from God’s command. Consider what led you to avoid it, the consequences of your avoidance, and how you eventually faced your responsibility. Compose a journal entry detailing this journey, highlighting the personal growth that resulted from it.

  13. Drawing from the Healing of the Blind Man: Imagine you witnessed one of Jesus’ miracles, such as the healing of the blind man. Think about how this event would have impacted your beliefs, your understanding of compassion, and your sense of community. Write a letter to a friend or family member, sharing this experience and the profound effects it had on you.

  14. Based on the Story of the Good Shepherd: Contemplate the idea of Jesus as the Good Shepherd, caring for and guiding his flock. Reflect on a time when you felt cared for and guided, whether it was by a family member, friend, or even a stranger. Write a journal entry expressing your gratitude for this guidance and the security it provided you.

  15. Inspired by the Story of Mary and Martha: Think about a time when you were caught up in the busyness of life, much like Martha, and forgot to take a moment to appreciate the present, as Mary did. Consider what helped you realize this and how you changed your approach. Compose a story or reflection on this experience, focusing on the importance of balance and mindfulness in your life.

  16. Drawing from the Story of Joseph’s Coat of Many Colors: Reflect on a time when you felt favored or special in some way, whether in your family or among your peers. Consider how this favoritism affected your relationships and how you navigated the resulting dynamics. Write a journal entry exploring these feelings and the lessons learned about humility, love, and equality.

  17. Inspired by Peter Walking on Water: Imagine yourself in Peter’s position, stepping out onto the water with faith but beginning to sink as doubt creeps in. Reflect on a time in your life when doubt overwhelmed your initial confidence. Write about how you overcame this doubt, or what you could have done differently to maintain your faith and confidence.

  18. Drawing from the Story of Zacchaeus the Tax Collector: Consider a time when you felt the need to change your ways and seek forgiveness, as Zacchaeus did when he climbed the tree to see Jesus. Think about what motivated this change and how you went about making amends. Write a letter to yourself, detailing the steps you took to change and the positive impact this change had on your life.

  19. Based on the Parable of the Talents: Reflect on your unique talents and abilities, considering how you are currently using them. Think about how you could better utilize or develop these talents to serve others and honor God. Compose a plan of action for using your talents in a more meaningful and fulfilling way.

  20. Inspired by the Story of the Woman at the Well: Imagine you had a conversation with someone who knew everything about you, as the Samaritan woman did with Jesus at the well. Consider what vulnerabilities or past mistakes might be brought up, and how this transparency could lead to healing. Write a journal entry about this imaginary conversation, exploring the feelings of vulnerability, acceptance, and the potential for change.

  21. Drawing from the Story of the Last Supper: Think about a significant farewell you have had with friends or family, similar to the Last Supper Jesus had with his disciples. Reflect on the emotions involved, the words spoken, and the importance of that moment. Write a letter to the people who were there, expressing your gratitude for their presence and the impact of that moment on your life.

  22. Based on the Story of the Good Thief: Reflect on a moment in your life where you admitted your wrongs and sought forgiveness, similar to the good thief on the cross. Consider how this admission changed your perspective and led to a sense of peace. Write about this experience, focusing on the power of confession, repentance, and forgiveness.

  23. Inspired by the Story of the Healing at the Pool of Bethesda: Think about a time when you felt stuck in your circumstances, waiting for a change, as the invalid man did at the Pool of Bethesda. Reflect on what was holding you back and how you eventually found healing or change. Compose a journal entry detailing this period of waiting, the moment of change, and the impact it had on your life.

  24. Drawing from the Parable of the Sower: Consider the different types of soil mentioned in the Parable of the Sower and reflect on which type you feel represents your current state of mind and heart. Think about the influences in your life that have contributed to this state and how you might cultivate a more receptive and fertile ground for growth. Write about the steps you can take to become like the good soil, open and ready to receive and nurture the seeds of wisdom and guidance.

  25. Inspired by the Story of Lazarus: Reflect on a time when you or someone close to you overcame a significant challenge or illness, similar to how Lazarus was raised from the dead. Consider the emotions involved, the support from friends and family, and the impact of this event on your life. Write a letter to the person who was by your side during this time, expressing your gratitude and sharing your reflections on the experience.

  26. Drawing from the Story of Mary and Joseph’s Journey: Think about a long journey or significant move in your life, similar to Mary and Joseph’s journey to Bethlehem. Reflect on the challenges faced, the unexpected moments, and the final outcome of the journey. Write a journal entry describing this journey, focusing on the lessons learned and how it shaped you.

  27. Based on the Parable of the Good Samaritan: Reflect on a time when you extended kindness to someone who was different from you or with whom you had disagreements, similar to the Samaritan helping the injured Jewish man. Think about what motivated you to help and how this act of kindness affected your relationship with that person. Write a story detailing this experience, emphasizing the importance of compassion and understanding.

  28. Inspired by the Story of the Widow’s Offering: Consider a time when you gave something valuable to you, not in terms of money but in terms of personal worth, similar to the widow who gave all she had. Reflect on your reasons for giving and how this act of generosity made you feel. Compose a journal entry discussing this experience, focusing on the joy and fulfillment that comes from selfless giving.

  29. Drawing from Jesus’ Teaching on Forgiveness: Think about a time when you had to forgive someone or seek forgiveness, taking inspiration from Jesus’ teachings on forgiving not just seven times, but seventy times seven. Consider the emotions involved, the process of forgiveness, and the outcome of this act. Write about this experience, exploring the challenges and rewards of practicing forgiveness.

  30. Based on the Story of Jesus Calming the Storm: Reflect on a moment of turmoil or chaos in your life, similar to the storm the disciples faced on the boat. Consider how you found peace or solace during this time, and who or what played a role in calming your “storm.” Compose a story or journal entry about this experience, emphasizing the journey from chaos to calm.

  31. Inspired by the Parable of the Lost Son: Think about a time when you or someone close to you took a wrong turn in life, but eventually found their way back, similar to the prodigal son. Reflect on the emotions involved, the process of redemption, and the role of forgiveness. Write a letter to the person involved, whether it’s yourself or someone else, expressing understanding, forgiveness, and love.

  32. Drawing from the Story of the Transfiguration: Imagine you witnessed a miraculous event, similar to the disciples witnessing the transfiguration of Jesus. Think about how this event would strengthen your faith and change your perspective on life. Write a journal entry describing the event, your reactions, and the lasting impact it would have on your beliefs and actions.
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