Start with a smaller notebook- less pages, less space to fill. I picked up one of the small (4"x6") memo books that are super cheap this time of year.
I created some journaling topics for Smash Journals- you can get the printable here. To make the topics fit better in the mini journal, I printed the sheets at half scale- you can do that in the print menu in Adobe. Under the Page Handling section, select Page Scaling-Multiple pages per sheet, and then change the pages per sheet to 2. Now both pages will print on the same sheet of paper at half the size.
here or the full set including the appendix of prayers and vocab here.
...and added a little decoration. Now the text of those prayers will be handy.
While making this prayer journal wasn't quite as much fun as the first one, it still turned out well, and I think that my students this fall will love them!