What is your home telling you to do?
Look around you. (No, seriously – have a look!) Is it telling you to clean? Declutter? Do some paintwork touch-ups?
(Or maybe you’re thinking whoever wrote this is crazy because your home isn’t telling you to do anything at all…)
Imagine, though: what if it could tell you to do something really useful?
What if it could remind you to pray?
TOO BUSY TO PRAY?
Which means that if you’re not careful, prayer can end up slipping to the side.
How can you change that?
How can prayer become less of a task that never gets done, and more of a lifestyle? As much a part of your daily routine as breathing?
A PRACTICAL SOLUTION
If you’re a wife, mom, homemaker and/or entrepreneur, you work in your home and you work from your home. So, one thing you can do – especially if you don’t always get a lot of alone time – is to use your home as a reminder to pray.
By turning not just a closet, but your whole house into a war room!
Note: If the term ‘war room’ is unfamiliar to you, it’s taken from the movie ‘War Room’, where the main character meets a feisty old lady who teaches her a thing or two about powerful prayer! It will ignite your prayer life and encourage your heart in faith and courage. If you haven’t seen it yet, you need to watch it! (Like, now!)
Plus, inspiring decor items you can use to create an atmosphere of prayer in your home will give you some great witnessing opportunities with guests when they ask you, “What’s that?”
HOW TO TURN YOUR HOUSE INTO A WAR ROOM
Just like Miss Clara and Elizabeth in the movie, you can hand-write Scriptures and prayer points and pin them up anywhere in your home where you’re most likely to notice them.
(I’ve even got some free printables for you at the end of the post to help you get started…)
But you can also use various prayer-themed Christian decor items throughout your home for a more subtle and stylish look.
Here are 10 items that will help you turn your whole house into a war room to remind you to pray as you move around your home…
1. PRAYERS Wooden Clothesline Clipboard
What better place to pin your handwritten prayers, Scriptures and prayer list than this gorgeous display board that looks like something right out of Miss Clara’s Wall of Remembrance!
You could place it in your hallway, your living room or your dining room (although something this beautiful could definitely work in any room you choose!).
2. PRAY WITHOUT CEASING Mug
Bright and cheerful, this jumbo mug will definitely remind you to pray with every sip. Use it first thing in the morning to remind yourself that prayer ought to be a lifestyle – not a chore.
Not just for your kitchen, this item is definitely portable and can go with you into any room (well, except the bathroom, hopefully…)!
3. PRAY Wooden Plaque
Nothing like a not-so-subtle reminder when you’re trying to form a new habit! This lovely, carved dual-tone plaque will definitely give you a bold prompt to pray.
It would look lovely in any room, including the bathroom, or your main living room.
4 & 5. LORD’S PRAYER & BEDTIME PRAYER Pillowcases
Remember to pray with your children each night when you’re tucking them into bed with these bright and encouraging pillowcase covers. There are two different styles: one features the text of the Lord’s prayer, and one features the ‘Now I lay me down to sleep…’ bedtime prayer.
Of course, you don’t have to use them for kids – if you need a reminder to pray at night, they’ll fit adult pillows, too!
6 & 7. KITCHEN and HOME Porcelain Prayer Plates
These porcelain prayer plates are ideal for either daily use as serving plates or they can be put up on the wall as delightful decor.
These would be beautiful additions to your kitchen or dining room, or you could even display the ‘We Open Our Home’ blue one in your entryway or hallway.
8. BLESS THE FOOD BEFORE US Lazy Susan
Can you please pass the salt? Of course!
Make mealtimes a breeze with this handy Lazy Susan, that will also serve to remind you to pray before each meal.
With cute country style artwork and a sweet prayer blessing, this will make a beautiful centerpiece on your dining room table for guests and family alike.
9. PRAYERS TO SHARE FOR JOY Pad
This great notepad is filled with 100 tear-out and pass-along encouragement notes and each page features a quote, a Bible verse and a note of how you’ve prayed for the recipient.
A few of these would be especially lovely pinned up in a guest room, or keep them in your purse and pray when you’re out and about, then bless someone by giving them the note after you’ve prayed it.
10. STICKY PRAYERS Sticky Notes
If you’re looking for a quick and handy solution for a War Room style wall, then these Sticky Prayers sticky notes will come in very handy!
Put them everywhere and anywhere you want to be reminded to pray, and use them to write mini prayers on or even just prayer points you want to remember to cover.
READY, SET, GO!
So, if you usually find yourself climbing into bed each night wishing you’d spent more time in prayer during the day, consider implementing some of these ideas to turn your whole house into a war room.
Even with only one or two of the resources I’ve mentioned, you’ll have beautiful reminders to pray, and helpful prompts for what to pray about.
Start small, if you need to, and build it up. But start!
A QUESTION FOR YOU…
What’s the one thing you could purchase or display right now that would help you remember to pray more throughout the day?
Go get it! And as you place it in its new home, pray that the Lord will use it to remind you to seek Him in prayer each and every time you see it.
The Lord is near to all who call upon Him,
To all who call upon Him in truth.
>>> LIVING IT OUT >>>
PRAY: That the Lord will help you to not just collect or display prayers and prompts, but that He will help you to pray them, and pray more often.
STUDY: Luke 18:9-14 for an eye-opening reminder on the true heart of prayer.
REMEMBER: God promises in His word that if you draw near to Him, He will draw near to you (see James 4:8)
DOWNLOAD: I’ve made some free printable prayer cards for you to display in each room in your ‘war house’! Print them, cut them, stick them and pray them!
→ Would you rather keep all your prayer notes and prompts in one place? Click here to find out 3 Reasons Why You Need a Prayer Journal