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  • Writer's pictureLinda Thomson

A Home to Keep: DIY! Simple & Creative Prayer Board

"You have my permission to make lovely and delightful things in a broken world,

as a testament to God's beauty and love..."

Let's Buckle Up for a Summer of Prayer!

"Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances;

for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you."

I Thess. 5:16-18

What Is A Prayer Board?

A DIY prayer board is a simple space that you set up – using a bulletin board, a dry erase whiteboard, chalkboard or even a simple piece of paper – that allows you to keep track of your prayers and answered prayers. It's the ideal place to put scripture and pictures of those you want to pray for also.

Reaching Out

Gather around a picnic table with a glass of cold lemonade and invite the neighborhood to join or invite girlfriends over for an evening with snacks to share and worship music playing! Are you going to have the grand darlings for a weekend this summer? They will love making one of these as well. It's a fun and visual opportunity to teach them the basics of prayer.

Organizing ideas

  • Have two headings: Prayer Requests and Answered Prayer. Use notecards or post-it notes to record prayer requests. Or mark on a dry-erase marker board. When prayers get answered, move them from “Prayer Requests” to “Answered Prayer”.

  • You can use craft sticks to write out 7 categories, one for each day of the week:

    • Family & Friends

    • Church Family

    • Personal

    • Community, Schools & Government

    • Law Enforcement & Chaplains & Healthcare workers

    • Missionaries, Nation & World

    • Praise

  • You can use the ACTS prayer formula to organize your prayer board, separating into Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, and Supplication.


Magnetic dry-erase calendar and cork board. Follow this link to purchase the same board I used.  It comes with one dry erase marker and mounting hardware.

Additional dry erase markers

E6000 adhesive


washi tape

craft sticks

small tags

large shipping tags

scrapbook paper

decorative tacks

Alene's craft glue

Letter tags (or Scrabble tiles) that spell out PRAYER


Magnetic antique cutlery bud vase

How to Make A Prayer Board


  1. The left side was a dry erase calendar that I wouldn't use so I covered it with scrapbook paper, it's magnetic. Cut scrapbook paper to fit the left section, glue down with Alene's Craft Glue. It's a great place for pictures or scripture.

  2. Adhere stickers.

  3. Adhere your "prayer" letters. You can use Scrabble tiles or simply print it out on your computer.

  4. Adhere your buttons.

  5. If you want to glue clothespins to the edges (not shown) craft glue doesn't work, use the E6000 adhesive.

  6. Lastly screw in mounting hardware.

  7. I loved including a beautiful magnetic antique bud vase!

Do not be anxious about anything,

but in all things by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving,

let your requests be made known to God.

Philippians 4:6

Close-up of the Vintage Knife Handle Magnetic Bud Vase

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