The Secret Garden (of prayer)
Women's Ministry Theme
Posted March 14, 2012
Added in some new titles for this page in 2016
This theme relates to a Christian's "secret garden of prayer" and the state of one's prayer life.
Theme Verse Suggestions
But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly. Matthew 6:6
The Garden of Prayer by Julia
Panic Room Devotional by Julia
Prayer Assessment in the CLM Resource Shop.
70 Questions to help you evaluate your personal prayer time.
Alternative Theme Titles
The Secret Garden
Growing Prayer Gardens
How Does Your Garden Grow?
Life Began in a Garden
Love Blooms Here
The Garden of Prayer
The Garden Path
Garden Yard Ornaments
Birds (There was a "robin redbreast" in "The Secret Garden")
Keys - Hang them down from ribbons
Flower arrangements in window boxes or watering cans
Whisper a "secret" into someone's ear and have them whisper it to the next person and so on and see what your "secret" ends up to be at the end.
Beautiful Garden of Prayer Songsheet
Did You Think to Pray (Mary A. Kidder)
In the Garden (C. Austin Miles)
Sweet Hour of Prayer (William Walford)
Pretty Book Covers
Book Labels (this book belongs to...)
Seed Packets (Check my Garden Pinterest Board for seed packet sources.)
Individual Potted Plants
Small Garden Tool (tie verse tag to handle)
Garden kneeling pads
See my blog for creative favor ideas.
Book: The Secret Garden
Book on Prayer (check your local Christian bookstore)
Garden Kneeling Pad
Gardening Magazine or Book
Box/Packets of Seeds
Garden Gift Basket of various garden items
Just for Fun
Go on an outing
If you have any historical/nature gardens closeby, go for a walk there as a group.
Do a group craft using a garden theme such as painted terra cotta pots, making wreaths, etc.
Have your ladies read the book, "A Secret Garden" before your function. Ask questions and see what everyone thought of the book.
See the Prayer Stations Idea.
Pray for Me! Form
Have your ladies fill out the forms and then exchange them. Encourage them to pray for the person they received for a specific time such as one month or maybe for a quarter of the year.
Food and Serving
Garden Party Foods such as sandwiches and salads.
Copyright ©2012 Julia Bettencourt
Any Scripture quoted is in the King James Version.
Credit: Artwork for printables by Trina Clark. DigiScrpKits.
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