How to Create a Beautiful Home Prayer Corner
Prayer Time Space
Prayer time should be your quiet time with God. The ideal is to have an entire room set aside as your prayer room, where you can go to experience your alone time with God. For many of us, however, that luxury of additional space is just not available.
I turned the top of a small drawer chest into my beautiful Prayer Corner. It is a very practical solution because in the 1st drawer I have my Holy Bible and some prayer books, in the other drawers I have other household utilitarian items stored and creating my Prayer Corner on top of the drawer chest did not require additional floor space.
So in this lens (article), I will be sharing with you some simple tips to help you create a beautiful Prayer Corner and achieve the same end results while putting you in a prayerful mood and enabling you to spend quiet time with God.
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Where Do I Find Space for this Prayer Corner?
Well it’s exactly as the name suggests – a Prayer Corner.
So don’t let space be a challenge or serve as a deterrent to creating this important spiritual sanctuary.
As long as you are living in a house you can most definitely find a prospective corner or infrequently utilized space to turn into your Prayer Corner.
This can be replaced with any other appropriate religious picture - Sacred Heart of Jesus, Divine Mercy or Holy Family.
You can also make your own crocheted pattern or simply use a pure white cloth runner.
This stand is an open stand without drawers, if your want an alternative to my drawer chest.
Make Your Prayer Corner Visually Appealing
There is nothing vain about creating a beautiful and visually appealing prayer corner. In fact, I believe that it is demanded of us, since God deserves and wants our best. The best wood (cedar and pine), the finest metal (gold) and the most skilled craftsmen were used by Solomon to build the Temple in Jerusalem (1 Kings 5 – 8).
Although most of us cannot afford gold for our Prayer Corner, we can certainly use creative and stylish decorating to make it beautiful and a pleasing offering to God.
Another flameless candle alternative for your Prayer Corner.
If you must have your candles, well these have good 'staying alive' lighting power.
Steps to Creating Your Beautiful Prayer Corner
So here are those simple steps for creating that beautiful, visually appealing Prayer Corner that will serve as your spiritual oasis amidst the cares of life:
Time required: Less than 30 minutes
Cost: Between US$50 and US$200, depending on what you already have
- 1 Drawer Chest or Night Stand
- 1 Crochet Lace Runner (or you can make a runner from any appropriate cloth)
- 1 Religious picture
- 1 Crucifix or Cross
- 1 or more Prayer Candles
- 1 Rosary
- 1 Holy Water Vial
- 1 Holy Bible
- 1 Ceramic Vase
- Fresh Flowers
1. Buy and/or cut a piece of white or cream lace cloth to your desired size and place on the designated Prayer Space. (White signifies purity).
2. Place an appropriate religious picture in your Prayer Corner/space to act as your central piece. (On special occasions, like Christmas, you can add a small crche or nativity scene).
3. Add a crucifix or cross. (I used a ceramic cross with the words of the ‘Footprint’ poem inscribed on it).
4. Add one or more candles. (I used votive pillar candles enclosed in candle holders which hold the candle wax and help to mitigate burn accidents. I have also included some flameless candle options at the end of this lens).
5. Include a Rosary or each family member's Rosary. [The Rosaries in my Prayer Corner are my father's (may he rest in peace) and mine].
6. Add a small vial of Holy Water. (Holy Water can be obtained from your Parish Church and can be sprinkled periodically to bless family members, the various rooms in the home and ward off evil).
7. Don't forget your Holy Bible. (My Bible is not visible on the drawer chest because I keep it in the 1st drawer of the drawer chest).
8. Place a vase of fresh flowers, as a final touch. (I used a ceramic vase and the bunch of white roses is from my one precious rose bush).