It’s been about three years now, since I picked up a pen, wrote down on a small and colorful piece of paper my heart’s desire, and simply placed it inside a jar on top of my desk. I wrote it down, prayed about it, and that’s precisely how I started this collection of prayer requests and thanksgivings. It’s how my little prayer jar was born.

To be honest, I can’t even remember exactly what inspired me to start, or what was happening at that moment in my life, but it’s by far one of the best things that I own. Not only do I write down what I desire, and what I want to pray for, but also maintain my thanksgivings and praises to remind myself of what God continues to do for me in my life. My prayer jar has had a profound impact of my spiritual being.

prayer jar

Here is my prayer jar. Mine is very minimalist and i love it that way cause I use super colorful paper:)

Here is an example of one of my prayer requests. This is from July 26, 2012. It was right after a very sad place in my life one which I prayed to get out of.

Here is an example of one of my prayer requests. This is from July 26, 2012. It was right after a very sad place in my life one which I prayed to get out of.

I’ve had many moments when I will reach into my jar, randomly pull out one of the notes and reflect of what is says. It’s a great reminder that God is always active in my life in one capacity or the other. That God works not just for me, but for my friends, family and all loved ones.

My prayer jar keeps me connected to my creator, and that keeps me faithful even when life’s challenges have a hard go at me. It’s a visual and tangible reminder that things always work out for good to those that love God. It’s an incredible sentimental piece that has carried me through so much and that strengthens my spirituality.

I would encourage anyone who has ever thought of picking a jar and throwing all your prayers requests and thanksgivings in there, to do it! It’s so humbling to see how blessed you are no matter what’s happening at that moment in your life and how ridden by life’s circumstances you might be.

Here is to the best colorful notes and testimonies and miracles on a piece of paper inside a simple jar. 🙂