Wednesday, July 14, 2010

How I Remember to Pray

I try to be in a constant conversation with the Lord. I fail miserably, but I sure try. I'm not sure if having a two year helps or hinders more. It definitely adds to the need for constant prayer. Can I get a witness?

Especially when I have a friend or family member who I want to pray for often, I need a reminder. Something that prompts me to lift up the need more than just once or twice a day.

I don't wear a lot of jewelry, and bracelets in particular kind of drive me crazy. Over the past year or so, I've been using a bracelet as a prayer reminder. Whenever I have an important prayer request that I want to be focusing on often, I wear a bracelet and every time I notice it, I pray. This has been such a great way to remember!

Another thing I used to do a lot is put up sticky notes. In the cupboard, on the bathroom mirror and by the changing table. When Chloe was a tiny baby that was the prime real estate for the most important prayer requests. If you made it to the changing table, you were getting prayed for at least 10 times a day! ;)

How do you remind yourself to pray? For more great tips, check out We Are That Family.


  1. Going without something I know I'm going to want is my reminder. Everytime I have a craving for that thing - I am reminded to pray for that person!
    Great tip!
    Thanks for sharing!

  2. I have prayer beads like these and keep them in my coat pocket during the winter so that every time I put my hands in my pockets, I remember to pray. (I haven't figured out anything so easy for summer, but the beads are in my purse, and I sometimes remember them.) I made the beads in a workshop at my church; I wrote a little about it in my 7 Lessons from Lent.

    I write people's birthdays on my calendar so that when I look at it each day, I can pray for them on their birthday.

    I've used the sticky notes, too!

  3. Our pastor taught us to put our watch on upside down. Every time you look at the time, remember to pray.