The Prayer Box Recipe [printable}


Praying with children can sometimes become a frustrating experience.  Not sitting still or paying attention is two of our biggest culprits.  And, if you are like me, our prayers can get pretty repetitive night after night!  This is where a prayer box can be very helpful in focusing your bedtime prayers each night and make it fun for the kids too!

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A very useful prayer model is the A.C.T.S model.  Have your child pick one item out of the box under each ‘letter’ to pray for each night.

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We put all the following items in an empty shoe box.

A- Adoration: Praise God for who He is.

  • play money or coins: God is our Provider (1 Tim. 6:17)
  • Band Aids: God is our healer (Psalm 103:3)
  • wrapped Lifesaver candy: He saves us (Matthew 1:21)

C- Confession: Repent of sin.

  • Mr. Potato Head tongue: teasing, arguing, lying (James 1:26)
  • wooden spoon: stirring up trouble (Proverbs 10:12)
  • compact mirror: being selfish and having bad attitudes (Psalm 139:23-24)

T- Thanksgiving: Express gratitude.

  • a popsicle stick cross: for Jesus and salvation
  • a pocket Bible: for God’s Word
  • a small photo album: for friends and family

S- Supplication: make requests for others and myself.

  • toy car: for safety in travel
  • little flashlight: for God’s light to show the way
  • a watch: for spending time with family, friends, and Jesus.
  • old glasses:  to ‘see’ the people in need around us and how to help them
  • a pencil:  for success in school

About the Executive Homemaker:

Meet Julie Paquette.  A Christ-follower, wife, mother of three, scrapbooker, Aggie, and a chocolate lover. Some would call her the “mamarrazi” because she usually has her camera around her neck trying to capture every moment with her kids!

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  1. Love this idea! Plan to use it with my children and Church Youth Group. God bless!!!

  2. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this!!! Thank you so much for sharing. I will definitely be doing this with my boys.

  3. I absolutely love this. I am going to be making one of my own, and I believe this would make an absolutely wonderful baby shower gift! Thanks for sharing!

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