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~ On Prayer…. ~

Hi Friends :)

I have so many people in my life that need prayer right now.   A friend with a sick child.   A family member in crisis.   Another family member battling the effects of aging.  And yet another who is battling cancer.   These are just a very few of the people that are in need of prayer.   I have a confession to make, though.   I am not as good at prayer as I’d like to be.   I once considered myself a prayer warrior.   Now, I have a tendency to throw up a “HELP!” (picture the bat sign in the sky for batman), more often than saying an earnest heartfelt prayer.

Last evening I made this card for the Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenge:

It was real late when I finished.   I just uploaded it to SCS and went to bed.   I didn’t go to sleep though.   I keep thinking about the sentiment.   I prayed.

When I woke up this morning, I had prayer on my mind again.   I thought that the best way for me to work through this issue would be to create something based on prayer.

So I thought of prayer cards.   I use to have a little book that listed prayers according to need.   It was really neat because I have a hard time saying a prayer without my mind wandering, so to have the prayer already written was cool.

So I got to work and came up with this:

I call it a prayer purse.  Here’s what’s inside:

There are six little cards (they measure 2 3/4″ square) and each card has a prayer on it according to need.  The prayers are for: Guidance, Healing, Patience, Protection, Strength and Sympathy.

Here’s a close up:

I only did six, but the bag will actually hold about 10 as they’re flat.

I created the bag using the Box in a Bag.   Instead of making it tall, I cut it down so that it’s only about 3 1/2″ tall.  The base is 2 3/4″ wide by 3/4″ deep.   It’s the perfect size to use those 8″ x 8″ designer papers!

Here’s the entire set:

Here are my deets:

Stamps:  Verve Plain Janes from Stamp Simply Ribbon Store

Colors: GP White, GCD designs papers, Charcoal Gray

Ink: Versafine Black Onyx, Tim Holtz tea bag distressing Ink, copics (B0000 and B001)

Accessories: 1/4″ white silk ribbon from Stamp Simply Ribbon Store, Mini Prima Rose from Stamp Simply, Say it with Pearls (Prima Marketing), ek success border punch, sponge, dimensionals, hodgepodge hardware buckles and findings, sticky tape, scoring blade

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Well, I should have anticipated ya’ll wanting to know the prayers :).   I got them from these two sites:

Prayer and Prayers

Collection of Short Prayers

If you would like the word doc that I have saved with these particular prayers on them, please e-mail me at:

hwebmania2@yahoo.com

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Thanks for stopping by!  Hope you enjoyed your visit :)

Hugs!

11 Responses to “~ On Prayer…. ~”

  1. on 05 Jan 2011 at 14:50Jen

    Oh my just absolutely beautiful, would love to know what each card says I want to make one of these for a friend of mine

  2. on 05 Jan 2011 at 14:54Marisa

    This is FABULOUS, Holly!! Prayer is so vital and the first thing Satan likes to distract us from. Love the concept of having the topic prayers printed. Great way to jumpstart of just pray. Brilliant :) Lovely matching set!

  3. on 05 Jan 2011 at 14:59Melissa Goodwin

    This is so beautiful! I would also love to know the sentiments that you put on the cards. Prayer is so important in our walk with the Lord. This would be a blessing to anyone who receives it.

    Thanks so much for sharing!

  4. on 05 Jan 2011 at 15:00MariLynn

    Awesome project. I’m with Jen I’ld love to see what you put on each card.

  5. on 05 Jan 2011 at 15:13Natalie

    Holly! this is beyond beautiful! love each scripture and the colors are so gorgeous!! great idea, thinking I need to make one :) we can be prayer warriors together!

  6. on 05 Jan 2011 at 15:47ChristineCreations

    Holly this is a beautiful project, and so wonderfully from your heart. Blessed to know that God put it on your heart to pray and to do this!

  7. on 05 Jan 2011 at 20:24Kim P

    Oh my goodness…this is soooooooo lovely!

    I love the idea of the prayers collected in a *purse*. It is pretty, it is personal…and very heartfelt

    God knows your heart…what you think are “little” prayers, well, just remember the mustard seed!!

  8. on 06 Jan 2011 at 09:54Crafty Math Chick

    These projects are so heartfelt and elegant Holly (LOVE all those pearls, what a cool color too!). You and your family contineu to be in my prayers every day, I hope you know that. I hope your prayers come true. ~Meredith

  9. on 06 Jan 2011 at 15:37Jerri Kay

    Holly, this is so amazingly beautiful and oh so sweet! I need that prayer purse as well, I think we all do. I will keep you in my prayers. {{{hugs}}}

  10. on 07 Jan 2011 at 09:09Julie

    I relate so much on the subject of prayer. My intentions are always so good but my mind does tend to wander. This is simply inspiring. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful work. I have a few people in my life that could use a gift of prayer and think I may try to make this for them. Thank you again

  11. on 08 Jan 2011 at 23:07Sharon Johnson

    Holly, LOVE the idea of the prayer purse — this is so lovely and such a useful tool – what a GREAT gift this would make — so pretty, too — TFS this great idea!!!

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