Christian Prayer Box | Simple Method to Organize Prayers

Many women have been asking about my Simple Prayer Box and sharing my photos with their friends. I started this a few years ago when my I selected “simplicity” as my one focus word for the year. I wanted a simple method to organize my prayers and remind myself to interceded for family and friends. I’ve made a few changes since then and here is the prayer box I’m using today.

Simple Prayer Box

How to Create a Simple Prayer Box

You’ll need these items for your prayer box:

  1. Index card file box with key
  2. Index card blank tabs
  3. Index card 1-31 tabs (optional)
  4. Index cards

I found my file box at Walmart and another one at the local office supply store. You can also find them at Amazon in pretty colors: pink, white or silver and black. I was not able to find the index blank tabs locally so I bought them online. See resources below if you cannot find the items where you live.

 

How to Use Your Simple Prayer Box

Organize your box using the index tabs. Here’s how I have organized my box using these tabs:

  1. Ministry leaders at Womens Bible Cafe
  2. Ministry Leaders in other ministries
  3. Scripture Verses
  4. My Bible study small groups- Monday Group, Tuesday Group, Friday Group
  5. Family
  6. Friends
  7. Church- my local church, other churches, pastors
  8. Prayer Room- these are the women who post prayer requests online
  9. Country and Government
  10. Daily tabs 1-31

Behind each tab I keep the names in alphabetical order, it’s easier for me to find the name of a friend and add her prayer to her card. If someone has a scheduled surgery, mammogram, doctor’s appointment, job interview, etc.- I use the numbered tabs and move her card there so I remember to pray for her on a specific date. I also use the numbered tabs to remember birthday’s.

Simple Prayer boxDuring my quiet time with the Lord, I pull a stack of cards and pray through them.  If I am convicted of a Scripture verse, I write it on the prayer card including the date. Several of my friends have breast cancer, so I keep all their names on a single card and set aside time to pray for them as a group. When prayers are answered, I write this on my card.

You could write the address, phone number and email of your friends on the top of the card. Then as you are praying send them a text message, or if you have the time, a handwritten card. Don’t complicate this…as you create your own prayer box pray and ask the Lord how to keep it simple so that you will use it.

I’d love to see photos and ideas from your own prayer boxes, so please post them on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest. These are wonderful gifts ideas for your girlfriends and Bible study leaders. It’s also a good activity for local small groups to create their boxes together.

As promised, these are the resources if you can’t find the items locally.


Locking Box

Blank Tabs

1-31 Tabs

3 x 5 lined cards

Do not buy index cards at Walmart, I discovered the paper is really thin and doesn’t hold up well. If you want to save money, split the cost of the blank tabs with a friend, or don’t use the 1-31 tabs. Keep in mind this is something you’ll use for years, so the initial cost is small compared to the long-term use!

 

Much love to you,

Christine

What Love Is Online Bible Study | Starts Jan 12, 2015

Two online Bible studies for women

What Love Is Online Bible Study Starts January 12, 2015

Everybody has their own definition of what love is, yet the Bible tells us about a different kind of love. Join the Womens Bible Cafe as we study “What Love Is: The Letters of 1, 2, 3 John”  by Kelly Minter.

Join us for a 7 week online Bible study

  • Learn to remain faithful to truth
  • Challenge yourself to look at contrasting themes: light instead of darkness, truth verses lies
  • Discover methods to loving God more than loving the things of this world
  • Find the meaning of true fellowship and community rather than shallowness

You’ll join us from home, your minivan, or your office.. no need to get dressed up for this Bible study!

We have women around the world joining us right where they are. No hassles getting to the Womens Bible Cafe™. No designated small group with a leader you might not like. Select your own small groups, decide when you want to attend, and grow in faith as the Holy Spirit teaches and moves during these online discussions.

Best of all, if you miss your regular small group because of another event, all you need to do is attend any of the other groups during the week. All groups are open attendance and everyone is welcome…this Bible Study Cafe is ALWAYS OPEN to women seeking more Jesus.

Our talented team of small group leaders consist of theology students, pastor’s wives, certified Bible teachers, missionaries and more! We’ve led more than 40 online Bible studies for women using workbooks from authors such as Beth Moore, Priscilla Shirer, Jennifer Rothschild, Henry & Richard Blackaby, Kay Warren, Nancy Leigh DeMoss and many more. This will be our fourth Kelly Minter study and we’ve really enjoyed her teaching style.

The WBC study meets in a closed Facebook group, by invitation only. You must register for the study to receive the group access information. We typically meet seven days a week, morning and evening, and you will select ONE group that fits your schedule. The small groups are one hour in duration and throughout the week you are invited to fellowship and ask questions.

As you listen to this short video from Kelly Minter, pray earnestly and decide if the Lord has a plan for you to study What Love Is: The Letters of 1, 3, 3 John at the Womens Bible Cafe™ Don’t let a busy schedule excuse you from time with Jesus! Make room at your inn :-)

what love is kelly minterResources for the What Love Is Online Bible study- eBook Available

Use these sharing buttons to invite your family and friends to the online Bible study. It’s really fun when you can study with someone you know in another state or even another country! Bring a friend to the Bible Cafe

 

Covenant Online Bible Study | Starts Jan 12, 2015

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Covenant Online Bible Study Starts January 12, 2015

Join us for an inductive Bible study for women, using the Kay Arthur workbook Covenant: God’s Enduring Promises. Trust issues develop because people fail us. But Biblical truths have the power to sustain us because God’s Word never fails. Join us in this Precepts study to learn how the Old Covenant points to the Promises of the New Covenant in Jesus Christ. As we study we’ll enter into a more personal relationship with our covenant-making and covenant-keeping God. Whether you are young in your faith or have been walking with Him for years, this study will encourage your heart.

If you’ve always wanted to learn the inductive study principles- observation, interpretation and application- this is the right study for you! Covenant is an introduction to inductive Bible study methods. You’ll spend five days a week exploring the keywords of Scripture.  Sheree Poole, a certified Precepts instructor, will be directing the small group and posting weekly updates on the Womens Bible Cafe™ website.

Join us for a 9-week Covenant online Bible study

  • Learn Bible study techniques such as marking and color-coding key words in Scripture
  • Discipline yourself to daily Bible reading
  • Understand God’s covenant provision for humanity- and you!
  • Journal your observations

You’ll join us online, as we share our observations in a private Facebook group. 

The WBC inductive study meets in a closed Facebook group, by invitation only. You must register for the study to receive the group access information. Twice a week the group will have live events (day and time to be determined) and throughout the week you are invited to fellowship and ask questions.

As you listen to this short video from Kay Arthur, pray earnestly and decide if the Lord has a plan for you to learn the inductive study method at the Womens Bible Cafe™

Covenant by Kay Arthur from LifeWay Women on Vimeo.

 

covenant online Bible studyResources for Covenant Online Bible study- eBook NOT available!

 

Use these sharing buttons to invite your family and friends to the online Bible study. It’s really fun when you can study with someone you know in another state or even another country! Bring a friend to the Bible Cafe

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