prayer wear

Tonight we had family night and talked about prayer. The girls have been learning about prayer in our kid’s program at church and we wanted to keep teaching the lessons at home. When it comes time to pray before bedtime with the girls, I find it hard to think of everything that we should pray for. I came up with an idea that I thought the girls would love to make to enhance their prayer life. We talked about 1 Thes. 5:16 “Pray continually.” We told them they could pray for things at any time-during the day, in school, while eating, in the bath, etc.
So we made prayer bracelets tonight with people’s names or things that they wanted to pray for.  My hope is that each night the girls will pick out a prayer bracelet from their prayer bucket and then we will pray for that. Then the next day, they get to wear the bracelet all day. I hope that other kids will ask them about their bracelets and they will tell them. I hope that whenever they look down at their bracelet that day they pray right there, right then.

making bracelets with pipe cleaners and letter beads
The first prayer bracelet Ella wanted to make was her own “Ella”!
Rilyn loves her aunt Mandy!
prayer bucket

Ephesians 6:18 “And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests.”

5 Responses to “prayer wear”

  1. February 5, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    Julie – You and James are such good examples of God fearing and loving parents. I am looking forward to implementing several of your ideas as our children get older. Thank you for sharing and for being an inspiration.

  2. 2 jvanvleet
    February 5, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    what a great idea!!

  3. 3 Mom
    February 5, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    I praise the Lord for blessing me with a daughter and son-in-law like you and James! You are doing a fantastic job in passing on the godly heritage of our family.

  4. 4 jen
    February 5, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    what a fun & cool idea! i guess our family could try to do a “powerband” version of these girly prayer bracelets. 😉

  5. 5 Kristy
    February 10, 2010 at 4:02 am

    I love our prayer bracelet idea! It makes me want to do it so people will ask me about it!!! Hmm, maybe I should. . .

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