Our Prayer Tree
Our family has a construction paper Prayer Tree in our hallway. Amongst the branches we put up cutout shapes with a prayer request written on it.
When a request/need is answered (not always the answer WE wanted) we date it and move the shape to the base of the tree—like fallen ripe fruit. At a glance we can see the needs at the top and the answered prayers at the bottom.
At Thanksgiving time, we remove all of the fallen shapes that have been answered and remember how the Lord has been faithful to our needs over the past year. We keep these cut-outs in envelopes as reminders of our needs and God’s provisions. We often exclaim, “Oh, yeah, I forgot about that need!” We see the date on it and know that it was truly answered.
Erringtion, British Columbia, Canada