Years ago a friend of mine embellished a notebook for me as a gift. I didn’t want to use this beautiful creation just to jot down notes and scribble to-do lists, so I turned it into a prayer book.
I wrote in some prayers but mostly it was filled with friends and family that needed prayers and support.
I remember quite a few friends asking me, after they heard me say “I’ll put you in my prayer book”, what do you mean!!
But now, after many years of praying on the book and praying for every single person carefully written with love, it’s time to start a new book.
If you would like to make your own prayer book, here are some ideas.
Choose a notebook of your liking. It does not have to be fancy or expensive. You can buy a very inexpensive notebook or composition book and cover it with scrapbook paper. You could even go all out and use a 3 ring binder. It will be your personal prayer book, be creative , or be a minimalist like me, simple.
This time around I will be using a book that has a covering that I think is called moleskin, and I’m really hoping it is not made from the skin of moles!!! If it is, please don’t burst my bubble!! It also has an elastic band that can keep the book closed, holding any slips of paper with prayers or quotes or prayer cards I may find that I decide to tuck inside.
The first page will have a favorite prayer, bible verse or quote, I haven’t decided just yet but I’m leaning to The Lord’s Prayer. I was raised on that and The Hail Mary.
The remaining pages in the book can be filled however you want. I just simply list prayers, quotes, bible verses and names of people that I want to pray for, and I write them in pen. If you want to use pencil and erase them once the prayer has been answered you can, but I leave them in my book.
If you want to create a section with a page for each day of the week, designating that day to pray for something particular such as Daily for spouse and children, Sunday for family and friends, Monday for school and teachers, Tuesday for world events, etc.
You could also make sections for Blessings, Bible Verses, Inspiration or Self Improvement. You might even want a section to hold funeral cards from family members that list their birth and death dates. We need to continue to pray for our loved ones even after they have passed.
You can embellish each section or page if you want, if you like to draw go ahead and doodle something in your pages. Use colorful paperclips or flags for sections, be creative if you like.
As we enter into the upcoming holiday season of giving thanks and spending time with those that we love, get a head start and make your prayer book! Live well friends!