Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Prayer Pail Update

I'm always making something for my kids.
I kind of can't help it.
It's like the inner crafter in me can't go more than a few days or weeks without breaking free.
If you are a crafter/ type you know what I mean.
Some of the things I make are total failures.
Either I mess it up trying to make it, my idea wasn't nearly as cool as I thought it would be once I saw it come to life, or my kids instantly dislike it (despite my best efforts to convince them how cool it really is).
Other things the kids love...for about a week.
They play with it for a while and then once the newness wears off they are over it. 
Just like that.
And then every once and a while 
a stream of genius hits me and I come up with something that sticks. 
for the long haul.

The Prayer Pail is definitely one of the most used things I have ever made. 
We still use it e.v.e.r.y.d.a.y.
And even better..they kids still LOVE it! 
They each get so excited to pick a stick before meal times and to pray for whoever it is.
And I love that it helps our family be intentional about praying for others.
It's been such a blessing to be able to see God answer prayer after prayer after prayer.  

Since it had been two and a half years since the Prayer Pail was created we were way overdue for some new sticks. 

It was so fun to add all of the new friends and people the Lord has brought into our life over the past two years. 

We can't wait to see how God will continue to work in the lives of our friends and family. 

He is so good!

John 14:13-14 Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it.
Philippians 4:6-7 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.


Jessica said...

I LOVE THIS! I had seen it long ago but forgotten about it. I can't wait to start this with my own two littles this new year. Thanks for the great idea!

SarahJarnagin said...

I love, love, love this idea! I'll be implementing it as soon as I can get it put together for our family. Thanks for sharing it!

shoutingforha said...

I love this! I definitely need to do this at my house!

Crazy Chabot House said...

Im going to do this!!!
I love this idea:)

erika said...

I have seen this idea back in 2009 I think and loved it,now I can use it with my oldest!I made a blogpost about it!Thanks for sharing it!

Abby said...

Making this TODAY!! My oldest is going to love it. (btw - I pinned it earlier this morning and it quickly became my most repinned pin :)

Vickie said...

I absolutely love this! Going to make mine tomorrow!

Chris Webb said...

Love this idea! I'm going to use it with my church's children's church... do you mind if I use the above image with my church?