Do you ever sincerely tell someone, “I’ll pray for you,” and then forget to pray? I often do just that: I say, “I will pray for you,” or “You will be in my prayers,” and then I get busy with my own agenda.

So I have devised some ways to remind myself to pray, and perhaps they will be helpful to you:

  • If I am going to be home for the day, I place a lighted candle on my kitchen counter. Then when I see the candle, I stop and pray.
  • I put the person’s name on Post-It notes and place the notes in areas which I frequent during the day: my car, bathroom mirror, or refrigerator door.
  • I write the person’s name on my daily to-do-list or calendar.
  • Use one’s prayer journal as a reminder.

I hope these suggestions will help you and me to keep our promises when we promise to pray for someone who is struggling.

Karen Mulder

Karen Mulder

Karen Mulder is the founder of the Wisdom of the Wounded ministry. She lives in Holland, Michigan with her husband Larry.

1 Comment

  1. Amy Carroll

    Oooooo! I love the candle idea. Thank you, Karen!

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