The Prayer Journal is designed to be a part of your daily meditation time. It is purposely structured so that you can begin at any time of the year and on any day of the week. Therefore, starting on January 1 is not necessary; nor is it necessary to begin on Sunday of each week. You choose when you would like to begin. Then you have one full year of the Weekly Word with inspirational messages and space to record your daily prayers. Another unique feature of this journal is that it contains a Topical Index. Therefore, you are able to focus an entire week of prayer and meditation on one of the specific areas listed in the back. There is no longer a need to meditate on the topics consecutively, but you have the flexibility to choose the devotional topic for any given week.