Nov 17, 2008

Prayer Warriors


This is a Prayer Warrior. Several years ago when I was teaching a children's Sunday School class I would prepare a craft project for the class and try it out on Olivia. She loved making all kinds of crafts and I loved that she was learning something about God. One week I planned Prayer Warrior Magnets as the craft. This is Olivia's. It has been hanging on my refrigerator ever since.

Emily and Ashleigh love to play with the magnets on the fridge (what child doesn't) and recently I have found them with this one mixed into their play magnets. Generally I put the magnets they can play with on the bottom door of the fridge, and the "special - don't touch" magnets on the top door. They are now able to reach the top door. I will have to move the magnets closer to the top or come up with a new strategy.

Anyway, since they seemed to have a fondness for this magnet and they Always want to do a project, I let them make their own Prayer Warriors. They really enjoyed it.


Here are all three girls each with their own Prayer Warrior to remind them to talk to God.



"For where two or three have gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst." ~ Matthew 18:20






Edie

"Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God." Corrie ten Boom

27 comments:

The Patterson 5 said...

What a wonderful teaching craft! and a pretty reminder for us all to pray! I would love to use it with the preschoolers at our church. Can I use your idea?

Daphine said...

Oh Edie! I LOVE this craft idea! Love it! This would not only be good for my younger daughter, but it will also be a good craft for me to take to our children at church. Thanks so much for sharing it.

Edie said...

Ok that's two! I'm thrilled that you want to use this craft project. When you do, please post pictures! I would love to see all the new little Prayer Warriors. :D

Joyfulsister said...

Oh Edie..
How cute is that!!! Your grandaughters are beautiful just like their Grandma *smile*. That is a cute project I'll probably try that in our youth program after the holidays.

Hugz Lorie

Dorothy Champagne said...

That's a great idea! And an important lesson to be learned through it. You're so smart!

Beverlydru said...

I do believe I could even make these - and in so doing would exhaust all of my crafting ability. Thank the Lord for YOU- the one who can come in and do the craft lesson. : )

Sharon said...

Edie, LOVE IT!! This is a great teaching tool, and what great smiles they have because they enjoyed doing this. I am sure we all will use this for a church project. Amen!
What other Ideas do you have that you want to share with us, we are listeninggggg :)
Blessings

Chatty Kelly said...

Everything is relative. I thought that was the HUGEST magnet ever in the first picture, then when I saw it relative to the kids....LOL!!

What a cute project - and most importantly what a wonderful influence you are on your grand-daugthers lives! They are such cuties.

Sue J. said...

I like this, too! And, if the Lord has it in His will for me to work with the kids again in the spring, I would like to bring this to one of our meetings.

I have an idea to add to these warriors, if I might. Since you use pipe cleaners, which are so great, being so flexible, we could add one more around "arms" position with "hands" pointing up to hold a small piece of paper with a prayer concern on it (so we don't forget!). Or, I suppose you could hole-punch multiple requests to hang on the "hands."

And now I may have to make one for me! You've started something great here, Edie.

Given precious Jules said...

Edie,

How are you? That is just too cute. I homeschool so I will have to (smile)borrow this idea, but I'll be sure to give you credit. Much like Chatty Kelly, I was in need of scrolling down to see the true size. I thought they were huge too,hee!hee! So cute! Take care.

-T

Debra said...

Edie,

These are too precious! I love 'em. Happy Tuesday to you, my friend!

Fitts said...

Very cute! Edie, you are very good at what you do (-:, you bring something very special to the blog cummunity.

Keep up the good God work, keep teaching and modeling godly principles and keep encouraging the blog community!

Grace & Peace be multiplied to you and your family,

DeAntwan

debrah said...

Hey Edie
these are so cute...a few years ago while preparing a project for pioneers (I think I was attempting to make lambs(don't remember) anyway they looked like pigs...the leader of our womens bible study would often refer to herself as a prayer hog...well put the two of them together and we had another project for our kids...prayer hog magnets for the pioneers...
Be Blessed,
Debrah

Greg C said...

What a cute idea. This is my first visit to your blog and I am happy to see a few friends already enjoy your writing. Very nice blog.

Sharon said...

What a beautiful group of little girls, Edie! They look like they're really proud of their prayer warriors too. I'll show these to Savannah, she loves doing crafts and these could be adapted for a Christmas tree too :)

PS. I finished the mantle and ugly door, I want to thank you personally because the links you shared did the trick.

Love,
Sharon

On Purpose said...

These my friend are adorable. I might just be snaggin this idea and "creatin" with the boys today!

Love to you my friend!

From the Heart said...

The magnets are a great idea for children. What about one of these on a scripture tag so we could all have one on our blogs? Just a thought.

You are so creative. A special talent from God.
AliceE.

B His Girl said...

Wow...the prayer warriors! I love the picture of the girls. I would frame that for sure. I pray those magnets are a testimony in their life. A lesson also in sticking to prayer! Go Crafty Edie!

Gwendolyn said...

Those are adorable! What a great reminder!

Shabby Olde Potting Shed said...

Oh Edie,
THOSE ARE FABULOUS.
You're such a good Grandma to teach the girls about praying.
Love the photos... OF THE GIRLS as much as their little prayer warrior magnets!
Love ya,
Lea

Kathryn said...

What a great idea, Edie! My five-year-old niece LOVES crafts, so I will definitely introduce her to the refrigerator-magnet prayer warriors!

Kathryn said...

What a great idea, Edie! My five-year-old niece LOVES crafts, so I will definitely introduce her to the refrigerator-magnet prayer warriors!

Jody said...

I think I will make these with my nine year old Lauren. she loves crafts. Praying without ceasing is a great goal. Jody

Angela said...

Very cute! I love that you have your own test group! Thanks for your thoughts and prayers recently! It gives me joy to know you, lady!

Angela said...

Very cute! I love that you have your own test group! Thanks for your thoughts and prayers recently! It gives me joy to know you, lady!

My ADHD Me said...

What a neat idea! I hope I remember this when I have grandkids. Actually I also hope to be the kind of grandmother that you are. It's obvious you are very special to them....and them to you.
MOST OF ALL...I hope I am not a grandmother for a LONG time, as my oldest is only 17. :D

Talkin' Texan said...

Too Cute! I used to have a little stop sign in my kitchen window to remind me to do the same. I wish I didn't need a reminder, but I do.