At the Dinner Table {Day 3}

By Saturday, November 3, 2012 1 0

This is a neat trick we learned from our gracious hosts in California. Every time they shared a meal together, whether it was scrambled eggs with bacon and waffles for breakfast, takeout lunch at the dinner table or pasta with sauce on TV trays, they grabbed a missionary’s prayer card from their napkin holder and lifted up the family in prayer as they thanked God for the meal. Here are a few napkin holders I love from the internet:

Clockwise from top left: Urban Outfitters, do-it-yourself, The Speckled Dog, containerstore.com

What I love about this is that it guarantees missionaries get prayed for regularly. So often we promise we’ll pray for a missionary, and then we don’t. I see the open rates of our prayer letters – not everyone is reading – so I can only assume not everyone is praying. Our family will be adding the Christmas card photos and even note cards with names to our own napkin/prayer card holder so that we are regularly praying for people as well.

 

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  • Katie

    I love this idea Rose! I had thought of doing something similar but much more convuluted, namely, setting up a weekly prayer breakfast at church and praying for ministires and missionaries there, but this idea is so simple and wonderful – just keep them on hand to pray for during ordinary meals. Genius! Definitely one of those “why didn’t I think of that?!” moments here!