Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Secret Prayer Sister

Our Women's Group at church has a Secret Prayer Sister program. Each year we draw a name and pray for that women all year long. We remember our Prayer Sister throughout the year with cards of encouragement and little gifts on their birthday and other holidays. Everyday you pray for this woman and her needs. This has been a wonderful blessing for me. I have been more faithful in my daily prayers. It is very comforting to me to know someone is praying for me everyday. I have formed new friendships and strengthened old ones.

Last Thursday night we gathered for dinner and our reveal. It is so much fun as we guess who our sister was for the year. I had no idea this year and was very surprised when I found out it was Christine. She was not even on my list of guesses. We have known each other for several years and she is so talented (has a beautiful voice, crafts, renovates homes). I was very blessed to have had her prayers over the past year.
My reveal gift from Christine is the framed heart pictured above. I have it hanging in my kitchen and will remember her every time I walk by. I have several gifts from prayer sisters throughout the years - a book from Becky; a little pot holding my pens and pencils at work from Leslie; a dragonfly pin from Kari; a stuffed dog from Dianne; a candle holder and many many beaded baskets (which is a story for another post) from Lori. Each time I come across one of these items I am reminded of these dear women and their prayers and I take a moment to say a little prayer for them and for my new sister this year.


grammy said...

Sounds like a great idea. I have not had a secret prayer or sister in many years. That is a nice gift, and isn't it neat that the gifts remind you of the person and spark a prayer for them.... even if they are not your partner (o:

NanaNor's said...

Hi there, What a wonderful idea for uplifting each other and building new relationships. Love the stitchery as well.
Have a blessed day!
Hugs, Noreen