What does a jingle bell, click pen, stone, binder clip, paperclip, warm fuzzy, and quarter have to do with quiet prayer? On Sundays in Lent, Quiet Lent Prayer Practices will return with all new Handheld Prayers. Our Handheld prayer satchels will contain five small objects that fit in our hands and remind us in a small, everyday way of the many options we have when we open the conversation to God in prayer.
Here is a file containing the information card in each satchel: https://familygodtime.files.wordpress.com/2019/03/handheld-prayers-explanation-card-2019.pdf
BINDER CLIP: Intercession
One of the most popular ways to pray is to pray for someone else who is in need. This type of prayer is called intercession. When we pray of others, we are asking God to hold them close, so this week’s Handheld Prayer object is a binder clip or paperclip. Hold it in your hand and squeeze it open and shut as you tell God about all the people who you know need God to hold them close today. You might choose to start or end with Romans 8:26 “The Spirit intercedes for us with sighs too deep for words.” Keep your binder clip handy this week, and practice offering intercessions to God on behalf of others.