A prayer wall/board is a tangible way to make prayer central in your life. It also offers a direct testimony of the power of prayer by acting as an archive of all the answered prayers in your home or at your church!
Here are some examples of prayer walls that you'll love!
You can buy cans of chalkboard paint and turn a wall, or section of a wall, into a giant chalkboard for your members to write their prayer requests. A church I attended had so many people use their chalk wall they had to paint a second wall section just to give people more room to write!
Choose a wall space in a well-lit area with lots of foot traffic to make sure it gets a lot of use.
Don't want to dedicate an entire wall at your church to this? No problem!
A chalkboard can be purchased or built very cheaply and won't take up the entire wall space.
Also, a rolling chalkboard works just as well and can be moved out of the way when you need the space for other activities.
If one of your members is good with woodworking, ask them to put together a wall or panel you can attach hooks, nails, pins, or pegs to. This adds a nice decorative touch and could make the area even more attractive.
This can act as a bulletin board for all the prayer needs of your church.
Pro-Tip: Allow anonymous prayers. Some within your church family have very sensitive needs or do not want to disclose certain information publically. These types of special prayers should remain anonymous.
Check out our Church Hospitality Pinterest board for more prayer wall ideas, as well as inspiration for every aspect of the welcome area of your church!
Go BIG by painting an entire wall in your home! It can be a hallway, in the kitchen, or in the living room.
Buy packs of multi-colored chalk and let your kids get creative with how they record their prayers. This approach gives you and your family more "real estate" to document their hopes and needs, which allows you to see how the Holy Spirit has moved in your lives over a longer period of time.
Here are some easy instructions for how to make a chalk wall in your home.
We have a 3'x4' chalkboard hanging in our kitchen with a weekly Bible verse and what we're praying for together as a family. We recite the verse and pray every evening over dinner.
I made the chalkboard myself with some scrap wood, chalk paint, and a sheet of sanded plywood. But you can buy a pre-made chalkboard that fits your wall space and budget.
I used these instructions for my build. But there are many affordable pre-built options you can buy at a store or online.
A small dry-erase prayer board on your refrigerator is the perfect place to write prayer requests. You can hang pictures of the people you're praying for on the fridge, too.
Pin your prayers to a corkboard. Like the dry-erase board option, a cork prayer board gives you the ability to add pictures or other items related to your prayers. This adds a nice decorative touch to your prayer time.
A corkboard is cheap to buy and easy to decorate. A sheet of background paper or fabric is all it takes to add a little flair to the space.
Like anything, you have to make this a core focus of your life for others to do the same. If you set up a prayer wall or board and never mention it again, it will be neglected by everyone else, too.
A prayer wall is an effective way to transform your prayer life and help others through continued prayer.
Whether hanging a corkboard in your hallway or painting a wall next to the sanctuary doorway, this one addition can transform your life and ministry!