Why I Enjoy Our Prayer Jar
One way our family enjoys prayer together has been creating a prayer jar together. A prayer jar is simply a jar with small pieces of paper we write needs of others on. Whenever we read about someone we know going through a struggle, we add them and their needs to our prayer jar. If we see a need in the news, we’ll add it to our jar. While listening in church, we remember those we prayed for and add them as well.
Each night as we say our bedtime prayers, we’ll pull a slip of paper out of our jar and remember then in our prayers. Sometimes God has already answered their plea for his help, called them home, or his will has been shown in a different way, we will thank him for his deliverance.
As a family it has shown our little ones that while we always praise God, and ask to bless our family and ourselves, others need him as well. It bring us closer together, by bring us closer to him.