Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Prayer Pail

As parents, Chris and I have one ultimate goal: To teach our kids to know and love Jesus.

Our prayer for each of them is to have their own personal friendship with God. One that is real and exciting.

I am always looking for new and creative ways to help us on this journey and so when I stumbled upon Kristin's blog and read this post I was so excited!!

The funny thing was as soon as I read it, I realized that we did this as a family when I was little too. Only, we had a prayer bowl and each night at supper we would choose a piece of paper from that bowl and pray for whatever was written on it.
I remember it being so fun and exciting to see what piece of paper I would get.
I have no idea why I hadn't thought to do this with our kids yet, but could hardly wait to start this tradition with them!

So today, our big boy and I put together our own little prayer pail. We had so much fun making it together. He proudly thought up each prayer on his own and then wrote them all out.

I love how it turned out. It's just SO cute! (Thanks Kristin!)

Tonight we used our Prayer Pail for the first time, and it was a HUGE success. Our little guy was so excited to explain it all to Daddy when he got home, and couldn't wait to choose his stick.

Then after dinner we found a nice little home for it. I love that I can look at it every time I pass by the kitchen and I am reminded of the importance of including our kids as we walk out our faith..... and also making it fun for them!


  1. oh I love this idea Sara! Will keep this for future use for sure!

  2. that is awesome! someday I hope we will be blessed so we can use it too.

  3. this is a great idea, i'm going to look for a pail!

  4. That is an amazing idea! Definitely a keeper!

  5. What a super idea, Sara! I can't wait to pull this out of my bag of tricks when I hear the "Mo-o-om, I'm bo-o-o-o-ored!" when Liam gets home from camping. I know he's going to love this idea.

  6. update-we made our little prayer sticks, and have begun praying.
    i love all the people the kids thought of to pray for. i can't wait to hear their prayer life expand.

  7. What a great idea! I think we will use this idea too! Thanks for sharing it!

  8. Thanks for sharing this! Such a great idea!


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