So last night around 11pm after working a 12 hour shift I was feeling a little crafty. I had been wanting to be more intentional about my prayer life and so I made a prayer jar. I had one of those trendy mason jars laying around (you know, the super hipster kind that my friend Kate uses as a water glass). I also had some stickers and scrapbooking stuff and so I was set.
My favorite part was what I actually put in said hipster jar…the prayers. I took different scrapbooking paper for each request. I made one for my patients and co-workers at Sanford, one for Uruguay where I co-lead a summer mission, one for the Middle East where my friend Lindsey is a missionary, one for Tanzania where my friend Haley from Cru is support raising to head to Africa soon, one for North Africa where my friend Lacy is a teacher and follower of Christ, one for my friends to remember to pray for those close to me and one for my family to pray for each of their lives as well. I even put in a piece of paper for YOU, yeah that’s right, the people reading my blog; that they would be encouraged and come to know Christ more deeply. But of course that’s just a start, I’ll add more as I get inspired!
What are you passionate about? What do you desire to pray more about? Join me, and make a prayer jar, it’s super easy and you can literally make it out of anything. Heck, a tupperware container would work if your not that crafty. I put mine by my nightstand on my bed and plan to pick out a different piece of paper each night to pray for before I head to get some zzzzzz’s.
Thanks for tuning in,
Philippians 4:6, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.’
Colossians 4:2, “Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.”
Romans 12:12, “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.”