Prayer Pail repost

I'm not sure exactly how to repost something in it's entirety from another blog, so I'm basically going to treat it like a Twitter retweet! :-) Anyway, I saw this great blog post on Lu Bird Baby about creating a prayer pail to use with your children and I think it's such a great idea (and easily adaptable to use what you have on hand too) that I wanted to repost it. When I finally get our things in order and make our own (probably Fall will be here), I'll post again too!

Here is what Kristin had to say:
Aaron and I try to be intentional about living out our faith for Mackenzie to see so we can teach her to know and love the Lord and live her life for Him. Lately I have been brainstorming some new, fun ways to implement spiritual disciplines and truths into our day.
And I came up with the Prayer Pail.

The plan is to let each of our kids pick one (or a couple) sticks out of the prayer pail while we are at the dinner table and then let them pray for whatever or whoever is on the stick.

Hopefully it will work out well!

Want to make your own prayer pail?

All you need is:
-large craft sticks
-a bucket (or you can use an empty tin can, flower pot, mason jar...whatever really)
-scrap paper
-double sided tape

Step 1: Cut out a strip of card stock, add the words "Prayer Pail" with stickers or a pen, and attach to the front of your bucket with double sided tape. Feel free to decorate the back as well with some stickers, verses on prayer or anything else you would like!

Step 2: Write the names of friends, family and any other people or things you want to be praying for on the craft sticks and place in your bucket.

Some of the ideas I added:
-The names of Friends and Family
-The Lost (People who don't know Jesus)
-Missionaries we know
-Our Church
-Our Neighbors
-Our City
-Thank Him!
-Praise Him!
-You Choose (they can pick anything they want to pray about)

Click here for the full post at it's original location on Kristin's blog!
tracie said...

oh my word!!! i LOVE this and am totally going to do it {and probably blog about it too! :)}

Michelle Smiles said...

Not something we would necessarily do in our house but I love this idea! So cute and great spirit!

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