Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Christmas Card Prayers

A few years ago, our family decided to make good use of all those Christmas cards and letters we receive during the holiday season. Rather then toss them out after Christmas, we place them in a basket on our kitchen table. Cards and letters we hurriedly opened and hung during the busy days of December, we now thoughtfully scrutinize in the New Year.

After breakfast, each one of us draws a card/letter from the top of the pile. We then take turns lifting the giver of the card up to our heavenly Father for His continued work in his or her life. We pray specifically for any needs mentioned and praise God for ways He has already answered prayer during the past year. When we finish praying, we place the cards on the bottom of the stack. We follow this routine until we have prayed over every card and letter in the basket at least two times.

Praying over our Christmas cards creates a bond with family, friends, and missionaries, many of whom we have not seen for years.

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2 comments:

chaplaindebbie said...

What an awesome idea!

Eileen Rife said...

Now I pray through my growing stack year around! Keeps me on track with my prayer life. I like visual aids. :)