Monday, 15 September 2014

A Prayer Box

My wonderful friend, Penny, recently shared at a church meeting about how she wrote prayers down and put them in a box.  She said that this helped her put the thing she was praying for firmly in the Lord's hands and leave them there.  So often we pray about a difficult situation and then continue to worry, whereas we should believe that the Lord has heard our prayer and will answer it in His own perfect time and His own perfect way.  By putting our prayer in a special prayer box we can imagine putting the difficult situation or request into God's hands and trusting in Him to answer.

This inspired me to make my own special prayer box.  I'd been wanting to try stamping on tissue paper which is the Craft Stamper Take It Make It challenge for September and this was just the project for it:


I used two 12 x 12 sheets of white card, trimming about 2 inches off  each sheet and scoring each side using my amazing Hougie Board which makes jobs like this so easy because you don't have to measure.   Here is a picture of the Hougie Board for those of you who have never come across one or something similar.  It has inches on one side and centimetres on the other. 

 
Then I stamped tissue paper all over and glued onto the cardstock with matt medium.  I sponged with distress inks and sprayed with pearl Cosmic Shimmer.  This gave a really lovely sheen.  Then I made up the box.


I love the texture the tissue paper adds:


I added encouraging scriptures on each side:


Penny said it was wonderfully encouraging to go through her prayer box from time to time and find the answered prayers.  I know I'm going to use mine a lot!

I'm linking up at:
Craft Stamper Take It Make It September challenge
Creative Every Day
Create with Joy Inspire Me Monday

11 comments:

  1. Wow love that texture from a close up, and the stamps it looks really delicate!

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  2. This is wonderful Susan...I love this idea, and trusting in the Lord that He has it now.
    Beautifully done, love the colors and the texture - and the Scriptures that you have added.

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  3. Beautiful and a prayer box is such a great idea!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you!!!

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  4. A wonderful idea Susan! The textures are fabulous, & a great design!
    Alison x

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  5. Great idea. Nice to think of a prayer box so we won't be tempted to take back the problem we have handed over to Him!! Thanks for joining us at the Take It Make It Challenge.

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  6. Your prayer box is beautiful, Susan. I love the soft colors, the texture and the scripture verses all around it. I use a prayer jar, but had never thought to personalize it by decorating it. I think that the physical act of placing my prayers in the jar helps me to remember to leave them in the Lord's hands. Blessings and hugs!!!

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  7. That's a beautiful box, the colour is so pretty. Thanks for sharing with us at the take It Make It Challenge. Elizabeth x

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  8. What a lovely idea .... your box is beautiful love the colours and all the texture too. Thanks for joining in with the TIMI challenge .. good luck! Linda xx

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  9. Lovely idea the prayer box is and it turned out beautifully and full of texture:-) so happy you joined us for the Take it Make it challenge xxxx

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  10. Love those delicate colours! Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper Blog Challenge this month! xxx

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  11. Beautiful pastel colours and a lovely idea, thank you for joining us in the Craft Stamper Take it, Make it challenge this month, good luck. x

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