Friday, August 26, 2011

Picture Frame "Prayer List" Whiteboard

We've been letting our four-year-old say the dinner time prayers for a while now, and at first, they went something like this,

"Dear God,
Thank you for Mommy, Daddy, Brother, Mimi, PawPaw, Pop, Bee Bee, my aunts, my uncles, my cousins, my friends, my teachers (all listed by name, by the way), the forks, the knives, our dogs, the plates, our food..." 

and on and on and on.

But we loved it and let him thank God for everything--which is what we should all be doing more often anyway.

Well, one day the kid wised up and realized that the longer he prays, the longer he has to wait to eat.

So his prayers became more like this,

"Dear God,
Thank you for the food. Please help the sick. In Jesus' name, Amen."

After a few weeks of trying to teach him how to be more specific in prayers, Jeremy came up with a brilliant idea.

"Why don't we get something to write our prayer concerns on? Like a whiteboard, or something, so we all can remember to pray often and specifically for those who have needs."

So, I made my own picture frame whiteboard that I'd been seeing all over the place.


I'm sure you've seen them, too. I just really like how this one is specific for our family's prayer list.


I embroidered a little bunting and hot-glued it across the glass in the frame. I also used some cute lined paper that I had on hand for behind the glass.

You know what?

It helps!

I find myself praying more often for those we needed to pray for anyway.

Like, um, myself...


Shared with: Tatertots and Jello, Be Different Act Normal, Under the Table and Dreaming, I Heart Naptime, Sew Chatty, Today's Creative Blog


  1. Such a cute (and useful) idea! And yes, I think all of us moms pray for our sanity on a daily basis! ;) God, grant me the serenity. . .
    Scissors & Spatulas

  2. I LOVE THIS!! Such a great idea!!

  3. I love love love LOVE this!! Thank you so much for posting!

    Please come link it up to my new Make Yourself Hop!


    For Love of Cupcakes

  4. By the way, I'm a new follower

  5. I love this idea! I need ot do this. Thanks for sharing. I'm new to your blog but I love it.

  6. Very cute! The "Mama's Sanity" made me smile. =)


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