Most of you have seen the prayer box I made back in 2009. I am still not happy with it. Yes, I am always in a state of wanting to try something different. So, today I am going to share yet another little idea on how to keep track of those prayer requests that you have. If you missed my previous post, look here. So, now let's now look at my newest idea.
I purchased two of these little beauties at Hobby Lobby. I knew I would find uses for them, and for this one I made it into a prayer file.
These are kind of hard to find within the store (Hobby Lobby). Both times I have found them in different parts of the store but they seem to always be on a display with other home decor. The item number is Item #6919096 if that helps you. They run $8.99 but you can use your 40% off coupon!
Here is my new attempt at using a prayer box/file. I know I love using prayer cards better than using a prayer journal because I can carry cards with me, move them easily to the praise section, and I have plenty of room for notes. With prayer journals, I never leave enough room or I leave too much room. It drives me crazy to run out of room or have left too much room leftover. Yes, showing the perfectionist in me here. :) Anyway, I also decided to use library cards instead of 3x5 cards. The library cards are so much heavier, and they already have a date column. Love that! I can use the date column for the date of the prayer request, and I am also using that column for scripture addresses. On the back of the card, I am going to put the "praise" when a prayer is answered. I purchased the library cards from amazon.com. You can see them here. And here is how my prayer file looks all made up:
Box: from Hobby Lobby
Papers: recycled chipboard, library cards from amazon.com
Our Daily Bread Designs Stamps: Never Give Up, Sweet William Small, Mini Tags 3
Stamp Ink: VersaFine onyx black
Embellishments: Tim Holtz mini paper clips, Elle's Studio lined tags, flower from Wild Orchid Crafts, washi tape from cutetape.com, sewing machine
The stamps I used are all from Our Daily Bread Designs: Never Give Up (the large cross), Sweet William Small (praying and also has a praise stamp), and Mini Tags 3 (praise God). These are stamps I am keeping in my "Frequently Used Stamps" binder. I cut the dividers out of my recycled chipboard I posted about the other day. I sure hope this idea works out better for me. So far I am lovin' it!
I hope this helps some of you with those prayer requests too! Enjoy, and have a blessed Tuesday!