Just thought I'd share a little Lenten idea I had. I got the idea from somewhere, wish I could remember, a blog I read?.... but I've been wanting to do this for a while and decided Lent was the perfect time. I cut up 40 strips of paper and wrote a prayer intention on each one. Some examples are: end to abortion, mothers considering abortion, those who are homeless, people struggling with addictions (porn, drugs, alcohol....each got their own slip), President Obama, conversions of a few people, etc. Then every morning during Lent I'll pull one out and offer up my day, sacrifices, (you know, the trials and tribulations that abound as a stay-at-home mom of littles), and prayers, for that intention.
I even bought this jar at a yard sale last summer with the intention of doing a prayer jar. Maybe I'll work up to having a 365 days of the year jar!