Here are three simple ways to increase your daily connection to prayer.
1. Prayer Basket – Place a small basket on your kitchen counter, desk, or nightstand. Inside it place the names of those you want to remember to pray for (like the people in your neighborhood, co-workers, team members). You may even want to include some envelopes, stamps, and an address book to write a note to the people to let them know when you pray for them.
2. Devotion Basket – Gather your Bible, journal, devotional, pen, and highlighters, and place them in a portable basket. Throw in some tissue and a bottle of water and you’ll be all set for your next devotion time. You may want to keep this basket by your bed to remind you when you wake each morning to spend some time that day in prayer.
3. Thanksgiving Basket – Choose a basket to place on your kitchen table. Every day encourage your family (and yourself) to write something you are thankful for and put it in the basket. Read them out loud on Thanksgiving or at other meal times when the whole family is together.
Find some baskets at a local thrift store and set up these stations to remind you of the power of daily prayer.