Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Greeting Card Prayer Ministry

Around Christmas we read a post somewhere that suggested saving your Christmas cards and, after Christmas, selecting one each day and praying for the person who sent the card. We loved the idea and prayed for lots of relatives and friends all over the country as their Christmas card was pulled.

With Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, and my birthday all occurring within the last few months, we have had quite an assortment of greeting cards arriving in the mail. We decided to continue the prayer card ministry we started with our Christmas cards.

It is exciting to see who we will be praying for each day. It brings a sense of closeness to that person as we reminisce about how our lives intertwined at some point along life’s road. And when we hit upon someone we know very well, we can pray for specific needs in their lives that we have been made aware of.

I don’t know who first suggested the idea, but I am very thankful God brought it to Dick’s and my attention and encouraged us to keep this prayer ministry going all year long. What huge blessings from such a simple action.

“Every time I think of you, I give thanks to my God.
I always pray for you, and I make my requests with a heart full of joy.”
Philippians 1:3-4

Be encouraged today, my friend!

©2014 Pamela D. Williams


  1. I remember reading about this idea before and it is a unique way to incorporate prayer for others. Sadly with the digital age hardly get or send many cards. Although I'm thrilled when I do receive one.

    1. I have been toying with the idea of making a file of digital "greeting cards" I receive and using it as a prayer list. Haven't quite worked out the details yet.

  2. I have heard of this before too and remembering thinking it was such a wonderful idea. And I tend to be one who holds on to the holiday cards I receive. Something I should put in to practice.

    Blessings to you, Pamela. Please know how much I appreciate your visits to my online space and your words of encouragement.

    Much love.

    1. Thanks, Beth. I believe God uses our blogs and comments as a source of mutual encouragement. :)