Note: This post is in the process of being revised… I have updated this post to better organize my prayer door and to make it more effective to me. More effective means I will use it more.
Spiritual Disciplines Series: Prayer
Before I saw The War Room, my prayer list was located on spiral note cards. It never occurred to me to do my praying in a closet as was done in the movie, even though Jesus makes this suggestion in Matthew 6:6 NLT
But when you pray, go away by yourself, shut the door behind you, and pray to your Father in private. Then your Father, who sees everything, will reward you.
I became convinced that I needed a place in my home to pray, away from the family. I liked the idea of posting my prayers in a permanent location. My closet was too tiny, or maybe I should say, it was too full, so I looked at the back of my closet door as a better way for me to utilize the space I had available.
Step 1: I painted the back of the door a fun turquoise color.
Step 2: I went to Hobby Lobby with a sample of my paint so I could coordinate colors of the paper I would use for the banner, labels, pockets, and the center board that I use for immediate needs. The paper I picked had different patterns on each side. I alternated patterns when making the pockets in step 5.
Step: 3 I assembled the center board using: hot glue, glue stick, twine, a chip board, coordinating paper made of card stock, and tiny clothespins. Using the glue stick, I attached the card stock to the chip board. Then I used hot glue to attach the twine to the back while it crossed in various locations on the front. I found a cute burlap flower to add on the top. The chip board has holes on back for use in securing to the door.
Next, I created a PRAYING banner. Since the paper I picked out was too big for my printer, I cut it to the right size , then used the scraps for the Immediate Needs board. I attached the banner with twine and used duct tape on the top of the door so the new paint wouldn’t be ruined.
Then, I printed labels and scripture cards and created pockets out of matching paper. To create the pockets I folded the paper over and left about half an inch on the top (see picture). I glued the scriptures and titles on the front of each pockets, then laminated.
The last step was to type up the list of people to fit into each category then place them in the pockets, ready to go. Once complete, I positioned my chair next to the door, to make sure I arranged each item low enough for me to see. I used the product Simply Tacky to attach everything. Next week I will write more about what I do during my prayer time.
All my praying is integrated with worship music that I have saved on my Pinterest page.
Click on the picture below for a link to all Sanctified Tourist’s printables, including these shown on “How I Found a Space to Pray in my Small House.”
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