What's in your prayer box?
How To Use A Prayer Box @ PrayerBoxes.Com
People of different traditions around the globe use prayer boxes as keepsakes and as spiritual focal points.
They range from regional jewelry designs to spinning chant wheels and from talismans to portable shrines. The defining feature of a prayer box is....MORE
It is humbling to recognize the intense core human yearning for completeness these prayer boxes have been a part of throughout history. A prayer box isn't anything without you and there's no procedural way to use one. Some use pen and paper as a formal way of praying and letting go of things that can't be controlled, in so doing record the spiritual challenges and rewards that underpin a lifetime. Others pause for a moment reminded of how best to look at the day. Still others will find another approach. What feels most natural is the right way, making the effort is what it takes.Prayer boxes help us be mindful of our spiritual goals. Just our intermittent awareness of their presence reminds us of what we have come to believe often in moments when that prospective is most needed. Prayer boxes help us with the acceptance of uncertainty and with the recognition that we are part of a fabric too large to see in its entirety. They help us to be informed by other vantage points and to seek our causal part in conflict. They offer us the opportunity to reflect on our personal progress towards becoming part of the solution.Prayer boxes facilitate conversations about what is most important between family members. They are shared as spiritual remembrances and as symbols of the connection between loved ones. They promote personal contemplation and introspection and provide a window on all those who were awestruck before us.
One person will see a prayer box as a vessel, another as a conduit, a third as a sweet sentimental idea. They are all correct. Some will write prayers on paper that when revisited reveal the trials, the hopes and the dreams of a spiritual journey. Others will pause for a moment, reminded of how best to look at the day. How a prayer box is used is as unique as the person it belongs to.
Prayer on paper to spiritual touchstone, prayer boxes reach out to us and make unique and heartfelt spiritual gifts.
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