Monday, December 28, 2015

Keep Your Christmas Cards: 52 Weeks of Prayer

When all the Christmas decorations are packed away it can be a little sad.  You know, the post-Christmas blues? We go from non-stop celebration to nothing and getting back to normal.  Y’all know I love Christmas, and I am one of those crazy people that can listen to Christmas music year-round; I just love it. 

As you know I didn’t put up too many Christmas decorations this year because of our Teeny Peep due really soon after Christmas, so this picture is from a previous Christmas.  However I still have all of the lovely Christmas cards y’all sent us this year on our "wall of love" in the kitchen.  One way that I keep the sweet spirit of Christmas alive throughout the year is through our Christmas cards.

I don’t throw them in the trash. 

I don’t pack them away for the next year. 

Instead I pick one card a week and pray for that family.  We pray for marriages to deepen, increased health, available and disciplined finances, safety and protection, children, blessings in the workplace, patience, compassion, giving spirits, and that they would be the Light to others during their storms throughout the year.  So friends, if you sent us a Christmas card this year, please know that we will be praying for you for at least one full week this year!  (Sidebar, please don’t think prayer is bought with a Christmas card.  This is just a way for us to focus our prayers on others.  We still pray for y’all even without a Christmas card).

If you’ve got Christmas cards laying around the house and you don’t know what to do with them, I encourage you to use them during your prayer time.  By letting your children pick the card to pray for each week, this is also a great way to help engage and encourage an active prayer life.

Have a great last week of 2015 friends!!
xoxo Darby

1 comment :

Edye Nicole said...

This is such a beautiful idea Darby! I am only sixteen, but definitely will save Christmas cards from now on. Happy New Year!!

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