I keep a prayer journal and one section of it is dedicated to jotting down prayer requests as they come in. I don’t know about you, but when someone asks me to pray for them I remember better if I write it down. It’s also encouraging to go back and see how God answers prayers.
I recently decided to create a prayer board to hang in my room as a visual reminder of things to be praying for — prayer requests from others and my own prayers too. So, I headed to Hobby Lobby and found this…
I wanted something that I could hang clothespins or clips from, and of course there was lots to choose from. I decided on this unique washboard display. It already had some clips, but not nearly enough so I picked up some more.
These mini-clips are the perfect size for hanging little notes or this case, prayers.
I decided to use oil-based paint markers to decorate the board. I’ve used these pens before, but I seem to forget every time that if you press down on them too hard when you’re writing, paint oozes out everywhere! So, I used some white acrylic paint for touch-ups and also ended up with a little more detail around the letters than I envisioned (creative touches, I like to call them).
One of the other reasons I picked this board is because it’s separated into two sections — perfect for both a prayers AND praises section. Praising God for all He’s done and is doing is an important part of prayer!
After adding the words and a few more clips, I ended up with a prayer board. I also cut up some scrapbook paper to write prayers and praises on. Now anytime I want to record a prayer/praise I can grab a little sheet of paper, jot down some notes, and clip it on my board!