Monday, November 22, 2010

Prayer Journal Finished

Hi ladies. Hope ya'll are having a great week. It's Thanksgiving week, yippie! We're excited that my husband gets to come home from training this week for the holiday! Thank you Jesus!
     I wanted to share with you, per request, our prayer journal we created. I wanted to have something to help us to remember each and every one of our family, friends, etc... prayer requests and also just to remember them EVERY TIME we pray. I have asked and gained permission for these pictures to be used and was even able to add some special prayer requests of each family. Thank you all for heleping in that.
It's not "quite" finished in regards to the embellishments and such, but you get the idea of what it is. I so enjoyed making this!
     Each page is designated for a family or person and each page has their/his/her picture along with some generic prayer requests that, as a family, we can pray for. (Ex. family, friends, finances, blessings, health, etc..) and then a little pocket at the top where I will add more intimate prayers, SPECIFIC requests, etc.. that will be prayed over by myself or myself and my husband. You know how kids are and sitting still for long, even to pray, might be difficult. I also thought that some/most of the "specific" prayers were more adult in maturity level and I also wanted to respect the privacy of each family/person. I am also going to use the little pockets to add "answered prayers". I think it's important to thank God and remember to celebrate not only the answered prayers, but also celebrate that GOD is in control and Thank him for the answers even if they haven't been answered "yet".
     Each person/family has their own little "create a critter ring" that I will had to the children and they will know who belongs to which critter and who they are praying for. If they forget, those generic prayer requests are written on the back.  This gives them something to hold and focus on and help them through their prayers.
     I hope you all enjoy it. I have a video that goes through this journal on my youtube page: Here are some pictures for you to see.

This is the front of the prayer journal. Below it is my bible so you can see my inspiration for choosing a "pink" prayer journal.

This is the inside of the prayer journal. You can see a picture of my family on the front page and the title "The Rhinehart's Prayers".

This is just an example of what the pages look like inside and the "hidden" pocket at the top where I'll stick tags in for the special prayer requests and all that.

This is an example of the "critter key rings" that I made in honor of each family/person so the kids can hold them and pray over that family/person. this one happens to be a cow for my dad and his wife since they have a farm with cows. The kids will hold that and remember to pray for G-pa and Meme and if they forget, there's prayer requests on the back and their name.

Hugs and God bless!