Happy Friday! I want to share with you today an easy and simple idea that you can use as you pray for others.
This idea started several years ago when I got a stack of index cards and a list of family and friends. The kids wrote a name on each of the cards, decorated them and then each morning during our Bible time, we would pick the top card and pray for that person that day.
I often wished we had an easy way to tell those friends and family they had been the person of the day and that we had prayed for them. It’s always so encouraging to learn that someone is praying for you!
And in a world saturated with texting, email and instant messaging, handwritten snail mail is a rare treat.
Free printable prayer postcards
Because I wanted something to send the person we were praying for, as well as a card to remind us to pray, I finally sat down and created prayer postcards. I had been wanting to make these for our family for a while, and you all were just the motivation I needed to go ahead and do this project!
These prayer postcards are two-sided with a place to write a message on one side and a place to put the address and stamp on the other.
For a true postcard feel, print these on card stock. Four postcards will print out on each 8.5 x 11 inch paper. You can use white or colored cardstock.
If your family is like ours, we have many friends going through serious issues right now that we are regularly praying for. We also have family members that we pray for as well as missionaries. October is pastor appreciation month, but it’s always a good time to pray for our pastor and staff, and let them know we’re praying.
Ways to use the Prayer Postcards
The front of the card has room for a short note of encouragement or scripture verses to encourage the person you’re praying for.
I’ve also had my younger kids draw a picture and sign their own names. How sweet to open up the mailbox and find a personal handdrawn card!
These cards can also be printed one-sided, without the address side on the back, to tuck into a lunch box, a college care package or a gift bag.
Finally, they can be printed one-sided to attach to a plant or gift brought to someone in the hospital or nursing home, or taped onto the top of a casserole given to a neighbor or friend.
So many ways to use these prayer postcards! I’ve actually found it’s fairly inexpensive to have them printed on cardstock at my local print shop. If you’re not up for printing your own, I keep some of these postcards on hand and have used them to encourage and send.
I hope these bless your family! Get these Prayer Postcards free when you subscribe here.