How to Make a Prayer Board

A prayer board can help people individually pray for the intentions of others.

Religious-centered schools, churches, temples, mosques and other locations, including your home, can all benefit from an active prayer board in a common area. No matter the religion of the participants, a prayer board is a good place for different cultures to bond under the common goal of prayer and worship. Make a prayer board as simple or as decorative as you like using a bulletin board and a few other supplies. Unite and share your intentions with others to become closer spiritually and more focused in prayer.

Place a bulletin board in a common area where everyone in the building will see it during their daily routine. Cover the board with one solid color of construction paper to form a base.

Use stencils to trace cloud designs onto index cards. Cut out the designs, discard excess paper and flip over the card to the blank side.

Think about a personal intention that you would like to see occur in the world. It can be as complicated as world peace or a small as passing an exam. Prayers can also be ones of giving thanks, asking for forgiveness or mentioning a personal struggle. To ensure the privacy of all individuals, do not disclose your name after you write your intention. Decorate your index cards with markers, beads, acrylic gems or anything that will express your emotions.

Position your prayer wisely on the board and staple. Be careful to not place your prayer in an inconvenient spot, where it may take up too much space. You want to be able to have a large amount of index cards posted on the board.

Invite people once a week to gather around the prayer board and pray silently for the posted intentions. If someone would like to lead the group in prayer, keep in mind that if there are other religions present, a general spiritual prayer would be more appropriate.

Cooper Veeris holds a bachelor's degree in English from Fordham University and lives in New York City. In addition to contributing regularly to various websites as a writer, she has experience teaching different populations and age groups including early childhood, junior high and high school students, and adults living with mental illnesses.