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How to Create a Beautiful Home Prayer Corner

Updated on February 26, 2014
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Ms. Vincent is an M.B.A graduate, Business Consultant and health, wellness & natural healing enthusiast, who reads a lot on those subjects.

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.

Intro image credit: Henry Lee Battle Time Well Spent. All other photos are compliments the author, FreshStart7 and copyrighted. Do not copy.

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BEFORE picture of drawer chest-FreshStart7
BEFORE picture of drawer chest-FreshStart7

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.

Twin Hearts Framed Art Poster Under Glass Overall Size 16x20
Twin Hearts Framed Art Poster Under Glass Overall Size 16x20

This can be replaced with any other appropriate religious picture - Sacred Heart of Jesus, Divine Mercy or Holy Family.

 
TCC Handmade Crochet Lace Runner. 100% Cotton Crochet. Ecru, 16 Inch X54 Inch Oblong. One piece
TCC Handmade Crochet Lace Runner. 100% Cotton Crochet. Ecru, 16 Inch X54 Inch Oblong. One piece

You can also make your own crocheted pattern or simply use a pure white cloth runner.

 
South Shore Libra Open 2-Shelf Nightstand, Pure Black
South Shore Libra Open 2-Shelf Nightstand, Pure Black

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.

Set of 24 Richland Votive Candles White Unscented
Set of 24 Richland Votive Candles White Unscented

If you must have your candles, well these have good 'staying alive' lighting power.

 

Steps to Creating Your Beautiful Prayer Corner

AFTER photo of Prayer Corner-FreshStart7
AFTER photo of Prayer Corner-FreshStart7

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

Difficulty: easy

Cost: Between US$50 and US$200, depending on what you already have

Materials:

  • 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

Instructions:

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).

Do you have a prayer room or prayer corner as yet? How often do you use it?

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    • Heidi Vincent profile imageAUTHOR

      Heidi Vincent 

      4 years ago from GRENADA

      @Ilonagarden: That's the exact idea behind setting it up, llona1. Thanks for visiting and have a blessed week.

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      Ilona E 

      4 years ago from Ohio

      I'm Protestant, but I like this idea of setting a special place apart for prayer and meditation. It looks so lovely it invites you to come and set some time apart for God!

    • Heidi Vincent profile imageAUTHOR

      Heidi Vincent 

      4 years ago from GRENADA

      @georgepmoola2: Thanks for your usual visit georgepmoola! Glad you liked it. Have a blessed weekend.

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      Heidi Vincent 

      4 years ago from GRENADA

      @WriterJanis2: Maybe some day then, WriterJanis. Thanks for visiting and have a blessed week.

    • Heidi Vincent profile imageAUTHOR

      Heidi Vincent 

      4 years ago from GRENADA

      @Kim Milai: What are you waiting for kimmilai! I am glad you liked the idea and I hope you set it up soon. Have a blessed week.

    • Heidi Vincent profile imageAUTHOR

      Heidi Vincent 

      4 years ago from GRENADA

      @Diana Wenzel: Thanks RenaissanceWoman2010! You're already on the right track with your prayer corner. May it be a continuous source of renewal and blessing to you.

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      georgepmoola2 

      4 years ago

      Excellent idea, clearly explained. Good lens!

    • WriterJanis2 profile image

      WriterJanis2 

      4 years ago

      I don't, but I like your idea.

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      Kim Milai 

      4 years ago

      I used to but haven't set up one since we moved. You've inspired me! Good ideas of the vase and candles and fabric.

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      Renaissance Woman 

      4 years ago from Colorado

      I'm thinking I could use the book nook I recently created for a prayer corner. It would be a serene place to pray and meditate. You really created a beautiful prayer corner.

    • Heidi Vincent profile imageAUTHOR

      Heidi Vincent 

      4 years ago from GRENADA

      Thanks for sharing your meditation space with us, Brite-Ideas. Have a fabulous week and stay awake :)

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      Barbara Tremblay Cipak 

      4 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      I don't have a specific area, but I meditate usually in my room (with a CD playing) - it's so relaxing (I know I'm not suppose to fall asleep during meditation, but it happens once in a while - maybe I'm a little too relaxed and calmed)

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