Praying Through Your Christmas Cards

Wait! Don’t throw those Christmas cards away. Turn them into a prayer list instead. Here is a great idea that our friend Tom shared at church last Sunday:

Do you have a bunch of Christmas cards hanging up that you just don’t know what to do with now that January has come? We put ours in a pile, and each night at supper we have someone pick a card from the pile, and we remember that family/person in prayer. People that have found out that we do this have now sent us cards just to be in our prayer pile each year. We are always sad when we reach the end of the pile, but we enjoy praying for our friends right through spring.

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  1. Greg Johnson says:

    Great idea Ray.


  2. Margaret says:

    I Love the idea of praying each day for the people who sent us Christmas cards. We threw ours away the day before I read this idea!! However, I still have my Christmas list and could use that for prayer.

    I had cut off the front of each card before discarding them, as I always mail the pictures on the front to a place that likes to receive them. If interested, be sure to mail only the front part, and mail to:

    Saint Jude’s Ranch for Children
    100 St. Jude’s Street
    Boulder City, NV 89005

  3. Ray Fowler says:

    Greg – Thanks!

    Margaret – You know, I thought I might be posting this one just a little too late. Our cards, tree and decorations are all still up. But we are always pretty slow in taking things down.

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