Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Prayer Board

 I saw this idea on Pintrest and thought it was a perfect fit for our family.  Our Prayer Board is a visual reminder of those who have asked for prayer or we know could use prayer.  This is a wonderful aid in teaching our children the importance of praying for those in need.

I went to our local super center where I purchased a 16x20 photo frame.  Along with the frame, I purchased a poster board.  You could use a colored poster board, or even fabric backing to go in your prayer board.  I chose to keep it clean and simple.  I also bought a post-it dispenser that can be hung on the wall, along with a sharpie so that the post-it notes are handy to write down prayer requests when we get that phone call so that we can hang our requests while they are fresh on our minds.  You'll notice the dry erase marker.  You can also use that idea, but since we have young kids, I like the idea better of them writing them on the post it and then putting them on the board.  You can add a family photo, favorite memory verse, or whatever you choose as a backdrop to your prayer board.  We used Philippians 4:6 as our verse:  "Do not be anxious about anything.  Instead, in every situation, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, tell your request to God".


These are a few of the requests that we've accumulated from two youngest:  
3 year old Emily added "Nannie" (my Mom)
6 year old Tyler added "Grandpa".  (He spelled it phonetically)
Another one from Tyler - "Everyone"  LOL  So sweet. 

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7 comments, add yours here:

Equipping The Saints said...

Great idea and how smart of you to be teaching your children to pray at such a young and tender age.

Kara said...

What a sweet idea! I could use one of these for myself.

And I just wanted to stop by and say hi! I do still read, but hardly get time to pop over from my Google Reader to comment.

Callie Ann said...

I like this idea. Just started messing with pintrest.

Crazy Working Mom said...

ETS,

Thanks for stopping by! Prayer is a very important part of our family dynamic. We believe it is also vital to teach our children that we must not only say prayers, but to be specific with our requests.

Crazy Working Mom said...

Kara!!

Hey there! Hope all is well with you. It has been forever. But, I'm glad to see you've popped out of hiding. You're doing WAY better than me. I'm too scared to even open my google reader these days. LOL

Crazy Working Mom said...

Callie Ann,

You will LOVE Pintrest. We've found lots of yummy recipes and great ideas there. Thinking of using it for Valentine's Day treats for the kid's classmates as well. Need to decide soon. It won't be a quick thing. :D

Moody Mom said...

GREAT IDEA!