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July 11, 2017

My Prayer Wall

A few years ago, my parents decided to close up a random window opening between my closet/bathroom and the other side of the house. Strange right? Why there was a window in the middle of my house is a mystery to me! But it simply HAD to be closed up. The result was a blank piece of heavy duty cardboard that covered the glass on my side of things. No big deal.

If you know even a little bit about me, you know that I like writing stuff EVERYWHERE. I can often be found with reminders written in pen on my hand, sticky notes covering my mirror, or journals filled from end to end with years of scribbles. So naturally, one day I took a marker and jotted down an inspirational quote on the blank cardboard. And so my prayer wall was born!

Over the course of a year, the cardboard began to fill up with the most meaningly quotes, verses, and poems in my life. Before I knew it, I would pause almost every day to contemplate the wall and pray over a quote here or a verse there. The result was a source of encouragement and motivation every time I stepped inside the tiny room! And since the wall was hidden in my bathroom, behind my closet, in the back of my bedroom, rare was the soul who happened upon it.

And then came moving day. Several months ago I moved into The Lodge, a house right down the street from my parents, which meant my family took over my old room (including my prayer wall). Thankfully, they kept the notes untouched and hidden away. Today I decided to officially document this wall, since in a couple months I will be moving again, and I never want to forget the beauty of that quiet “temple” where the Lord would meet me every day.

On a side note, I highly recommend creating a prayer wall! Surrounding ourselves with reminders of TRUTH and God’s PROMISES is a very tangible way to keep our mindset in the right place. And although I may be blogging my own prayer wall, I also recommend keeping this side of your life private. Not everything needs to be on Instagram, my friend! After all, your worth is found in the Father’s eyes and not in the eyes of man. My hope is that by sharing my own prayer wall, you may feel inspired to create something similar. 😊

So here is a peek of my prayer wall! Although these quotes speak to me personally, I hope they end up encouraging you as well. ❤️

“Those who stop concentrating on how unhappy they are find that their happiness is growing” – Timothy Keller

“You are worthy, O Lord our God, to receive glory and honor and power. For you created everything, and it is for your pleasure that they exist and were created.” Revelation 4:11

“The healing of the cross is more powerful than all the hurts of this world.” Dr. Davis, Southeastern University

“Есүс бидний Хаан минь ээ” – Mongolian Worship Song
(Translation: “Jesus, we enthrone You”)

But you desire honesty from the heart.” Psalm 52:6a

“Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised”

“O Love that will not let me go,
I rest my weary soul in Thee;
I give Thee back the life I owe,
That in Thine ocean depths its flow,
May richer, fuller be.

O Light that hollowest all my way,
I yield my flickering torch to Thee;
My heart restores its borrowed ray,
That in Thy sunshine’s blaze its day,
May fairer, brighter be.

O Joy that seeks me through pain,
I cannot close my heart to Thee;
I trace the rainbow through the rain,
And feel the promise is not vain,
That morn shall tearless be.

O Cross that liftest up my head,
I dare not ask to fly from Thee;
I lay in dust life’s glory dead,
And from the ground there blossoms red,
Life that shall endless be.”
-George Matheson

“Train your heart to be content in the moment and to long for eternity.” – Me

“Whoever clings to this life will lost it, and whoever loses this life will save it.” – Luke 17:33

“He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.” – Jim Elliot

“The sacrifice you want is a broken spirit. A broken and repentant heart, O God, you will not despise.” – Psalm 52:17

“The Lord is my strength, my shield from every danger. I trust in him with all my heart. He helps me, and my heart is filled with joy. I burst out with songs of thanksgiving. – Psalm 28:7

“So we don’t look at the troubles we can see right now; rather, we look forward to what we have not yet seen. For the troubles we see will soon be over, but the joy to come will last forever!” – 2 Corinthians 4:18

“Suffering is intended not too e the purifying agent, but to drive the soul to him who is.” – Richard S. Taylor

“Abide in my love.” – Jesus Christ

“The best is yet to come” – John Avery Whittaker

“Oh Christ, he is the fountain,
The deep sweet well of love!
The streams on earth I’ve tasted
More deep I’ll drink above;
There to an ocean fullness
His mercy doth expand,
And glory, glory dwelleth
In Emmanuel’s land.”

“The Demands of Jesus are only as hard to obey as his promises are hard to cherish and his presence is hard to treasure.” – John Piper

“Dear children, keep away from anything that might take God’s place in your hearts.” – 1 John 5:21

“God’s commands are His enabling.” – Elizabeth Elliot

“Shall such a love as this have half our hearts?” – Charles Spurgeon

“Stay away from the love of money, be satisfied with what you have. For God has said, ‘I will never fail you. I will never forsake you.'”. – Hebrews 13:5

“The question the contented Christian asks is, what is the duty of my present circumstances?” – The Secret of Contentment

“If it comes too quick, I may not appreciate it. Is that the reason behind all this time and sand?” – Sara Groves

“Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the Kingdom.” – Luke 12:32

“For like a shaft, clear and cold, the thought pierced him that in the end the Shadow was only a small and passing thing, and that there was light and high beauty forever beyond its reach” – The Lord of the Rings

“Happy are those who are strong in the Lord, who set their minds on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem. When they walk through the valley of weeping, it will become a place of refreshing springs, where pools of blessing collect after rains! They will continue to grow stronger, and each of them will appear before God in Jerusalem.” – Psalm 84:5-7

“Be of good cheer, my brother; I feel the bottom (of the river of death), and it is good.” -Pilgrim’s Progress

“Why are downcast Oh my soul? Why are you in turmoil within me? Put your hope in God, for I shall once again praise him, my salvation and my God.” – Psalm 42:11

“Maybe it’s a better thing, to be more than merely innocent, but to be broken and then redeemed by love.” – Andrew Peterson

“Lord, be nearer, dearer, and sweeter to me than any other.” – Set Apart Girl

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