I started thinking about social media posts, in which many people said they save Christmas cards for a kind of prayer list. Then, I visited a relative who showed me a small picture album with individual pictures of family members, each of whom she prays for daily. I had also heard about many kinds of prayer boxes with slips of paper representing prayer concerns, requests, and praises.
I knew the perfect use for the shiny gold box - a prayer box for a child!
- a sturdy box (a gift box or a decorated shoe box)
- small objects, pictures, or greeting cards to represent family and friends
The prayer box on the right has the following items and who might be represented by each.
- a measuring spoon - a mother or grandmother who bakes
- a rain gauge - a dad or grandfather who watches the weather
- polka dot fabric & a hair bow - a sister
- an ornament with a college letter - a college-aged sibling
- a flashlight - a relative who likes to camp
- a golf ball - a relative who golfs
How to Do It
- explain the purpose of the box
- help the child gather (or be on the lookout) for appropriate items
- plan a daily prayer time to pray with the child for each person represented
Notes from Carol
I am super excited about my books. . .
Dare U 2 Open This Book - 90 ways to rock your faith
Just Sayin' - 90 ways to rock your faith
Coming from Zonderkidz in October 2014!
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copyright (c) 2013 Carol McAdams Moore