I recently discovered a blog post by Susan Forshey, PhD in which she shares the importance of prayer and creating a visual prayer corner. Below is an excerpt from her blog, The Prayer Corner.
“This space could be simply a bible, an icon, a cross, or some other visual call to prayer. Icons have been used for nearly two thousand years as reminders of the spiritual reality behind our everyday lives. I find photos of loved ones make wonderful prayer prompts.
If you have kiddos, let them help decorate it with things meaningful for them.
It could become a place to stop on the way out the door to work, a place to take a break in the midst of the to-do list, or a place to say good-night, recollecting the presence of God throughout the day.
Simple or elaborate, a prayer corner doesn’t add anything to our schedules, it just gives prayer a more visible place in our daily lives. Seeing the corner day after day can gently capture our attention and call our hearts to prayer.
It only takes a moment, and the world is changed”.
Find the complete article at http://contemplativecottage.com/2012/08/05/the-prayer-corner/ .