What if you could see God’s answered prayers???
So Joshua called together the twelve men he had chosen—one from each of the tribes of Israel. He told them, “Go into the middle of the Jordan, in front of the Ark of the Lord your God. Each of you must pick up one stone and carry it out on your shoulder—twelve stones in all, one for each of the twelve tribes of Israel. We will use these stones to build a memorial. In the future your children will ask you, ‘What do these stones mean?’ Then you can tell them, ‘They remind us that the Jordan River stopped flowing when the Ark of the Lord’s Covenant went across.’ These stones will stand as a memorial among the people of Israel forever.”
How to start your own PRAYER ROCKS!
First, depending on the age of your child(ren), you should share with them the video and the vision. Then right from the beginning, have them involved. Make it a family fun night. You may need to go to the local craft store, dollar store and/or hardware store. (If they feel a part of this from the beginning and they get to offer their input, they will feel like they made it happen. They will feel like it is theirs, too. When they have ownership, they will most likely be in full support.)
- Rocks (craft stores have smaller ones, but Lowes has a bag with good size rocks!)
- A container to keep the active prayer requests in. (This will be what you will use to pass around when you pray together.) This is what we are using now.
- Markers: Sharpies will work, but they do rub off. Best to use a nail polish pen from a beauty supply store or this is what we use from (Amazon) or paint pens from a craft store.
- Memorial: To display your answered prayers
The first time (and really anytime) you can ask the family, “What prayers can you remember that God has answered?” Brainstorm all of God’s answered prayers. (It can be from last month or from 5 years ago.) If your children are old enough, help them write the requests on rocks and let them place it in your memorial!
That’s it! Now its time to pray together! Here is a simple way we taught our kids to pray that we still use today.
WHEN GOD DOESN’T SEEM TO ANSWER OUR PRAYERS THE WAY WE THINK HE SHOULD. (Click here.)