In the city of Jerusalem there is a place where millions of people of different faiths go to pray. It is called the Wailing Wall. I have never been there, but I have heard that when people visit the Wailing Wall they will frequently write down their prayers and place them into cracks and crevices along the wall.
Jesus frequently went to the mountains to pray or to a certain place. Having a place to go and pray was an important part of Jesus’ life. It was part of the rhythm of His life on earth.
On Friday, I shared with you my prayer corner and that I created my own prayer wall in that corner.
Today I want to share with you how I created my prayer wall. There are lots of photos.
Step 1: Take an old frame and remove the glass and backboard.
I had purchased this old mirror at a garage sale last summer. The glass for the mirror was broken. I took off the backboard and removed the broken mirror.
Step 2: Prepare the frame for painting.
The frame that I choose had a paper veneer on it so I used a sander to rough up the veneer to hold the paint. Depending on your frame you might sand it or use a stripping agent to remove previous paint or stain.
After sanding, I wiped the frame off.
Step 3: Paint
Then I painted the frame. I chose white paint, but the color is totally up to you. It also took several coats of paint.
Step 4: Glue cork board onto the backboard
After painting, I attached some cork to the backboard. I used the squares that you can purchase at Wal-Mart or any office supply store. I used the sticky squares that come with them, but hot glue, Mod Podge, or gorilla glue would work as well if not better. The squares raised the cork from the board and left the surface slightly uneven.
Step 5: Cover the cork board with a thin layer of batting and then fabric.
After attaching the cork, I added a thin layer of batting. Then found some fabric that I liked. (I used fabric that I already had in my craft room.) I attached the batting and the fabric to the backboard with staples.
Step 6: Reattach backboard to frame.
After I completed adding the cork and fabric to the backboard, I reattached the backboard using a staple gun.
After I reattached the backboard, I decided that it still looked unfinished so I crocheted a strip of ribbon and then attached it using hot glue.
Now as for the prayer part:
Drawing on the idea of a vision board, I used photos to place my prayer requests on the wall. On the back of each photo, I wrote what my prayer was for that person or those people. (Similar to the prayer cards that many missionaries hand out when on furlough and visiting churches.) For specific prayers for myself, I also used photos that represent what I am praying for.