Sunday, 8 January 2012

Prayer pail

I found this idea a few years back on one of the blogs I follow and that is Lu Bird Baby.I loved it !But Emma was still a baby so I put it away in my head (the idea ):)filed it for when she was old enough .
She is now almost 3!!Crazy I know!!When did the time fly!!?
She prays every night before she gos to bed in her own way by saying the names of our family members and friends.(the same thing happens at the dinner table).:)
So using this idea I'm trying to teach her more how to pray and what it means exactly.
So here it is what you will need:
-one bucket or an empty tin can, flower pot, mason jar ...
-large craft sticks

Write the names of  family members,friends and any other people or things you want to be praying for on the craft sticks and place them in your bucket.
The plan is to let her pick one (or a couple) sticks out of the prayer pail while we are at the dinner table or at night before bed, and then let them pray for whatever or whoever is on the stick.

I wrote them in Romanian because we don't want them to forget it.I know that when they will go to preschool they will start talking more and more in English and less in Romanian...I've seen it on my friends kids..they barely speak Romanian and with a very thick English accent...and when they try to say a sentence in Romanian  80% of the words are in English..we call it as a joke Romenglish.

But here are some ideas on what you can write on the sticks:

-The names of Friends and Family
-The Lost (People who don't know Jesus)
-Your Church
-Missionaries you know
-Your City
-Thank Him!
-Praise Him!
Feel free to decorate your bucket as you wish or let your kids do it !:)(not going to happen in my case!)...:)
I made a label on the bucket using blackboard Paint

At the end of her blog post 
writes the best reason why we should
be intentional about living out our faith with our kids.
And I will end in the same way.:)

Deuteronomy 6:1-9
1 These are the commands, decrees and laws the LORD your God directed me to teach you to observe in the land that you are crossing the Jordan to possess, 2 so that you, your children and their children after them may fear the LORD your God as long as you live by keeping all his decrees and commands that I give you, and so that you may enjoy long life. 3 Hear, O Israel, and be careful to obey so that it may go well with you and that you may increase greatly in a land flowing with milk and honey, just as the LORD, the God of your fathers, promised you.
4 Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. 5 Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. 6 These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. 7 Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. 8 Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. 9 Write them on the door frames of your houses and on your gates.



  1. Love this idea! Thanks so much for linking up to Made With Love!

    1. thank you for giving me the opportunity!:)


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