As wives and mothers, our lives are super busy and often times very loud. Some days from the minute we wake up to the moment we lay down at night, we are on the move. The busyness and noise in our lives can often be overwhelming. Finding the time to slow down, pray and have quiet time with God is essential. Although we can pray anywhere and at any time, having a special place in our homes to pray is so important. No matter the size of your house, creating a prayer corner in your house is easier than you think.
We all need a space in our homes just for us to spend time with God. I remember when I finally committed to getting up early every morning to have my daily quiet time. I started by going into my daughters’ playroom in our basement and it worked for a while. However, I found myself often being distracted by their toys all over the place or too comfortable on the couch and nodding off.
Then I realized that in order for me to be truly focused on prayer and my time with God, I needed a space for just that.
God wants us all to come to Him free of distractions. Having a prayer corner in your home allows you to do just that. It allows you to go God in a place that you are comfortable in and look forward to going to. A space you have deemed sacred and set apart. Now, as much as I would love to have a full room for this very purpose, many of us may not have that luxury. So creating a prayer corner is the perfect way to give us the space we need within the space we have.
How To Create a Prayer Corner
This is the fun part.
- Find a corner in your house that you can claim as your own
-Remember the basement play room I was praying in, well I claimed a corner in the back and banned my girls from playing back there. 😉
- Get a comfy chair
-A chair that fits into your space, is comfortable to sit in, and you love. I found my chair at Marshall’s. The second I sat down in it I knew it was the one.
- Small side table
- Your Bibles, journals, devotional books, pens, etc.
- Decorative storage box or basket
-This is to hold your Bibles, journals, devotional books, pens, etc. I use a file box I found at Staples.
- Laptop Desk
-Remember this is a prayer corner, so having a desk there to write on is not really practical, but a laptop desk is. I found mine on Amazon, and it’s the perfect size for me to use when I am reading my Bible, writing in my journal, or writing in my Journal Bible.
- Message Board
-This is for you to pin up scriptures, prayers, pictures, etc.
The best thing about creating a prayer corner in your home is that it can be done with things you probably already have in your home. Prayer is powerful and having quiet time with God is so important to your well-being. Nothing beats having your very own space in your home to nurture and grow your relationship with God.
I’d love to hear about how you have created your prayer corner
or war room in your home in the comments!