“This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way, he took the cup of wine after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant between God and you, sealed by the shedding of my blood. Do this in remembrance of me as often as you drink it.” For every time you eat this bread and drink this cup, you are announcing the Lord’s death until he comes again. 1 Corinthians 11:24-26.
Taking communion is a time to look back, forward and within. Structured prayer journaling also offers the perfect opportunity to do something similar. In order to not get so caught up in every thing we are praying over, but focus more on Jesus, try this activity:
Take parchment paper to keep other pages dry, and stain one page with grape juice, then blow-dry.
This is the same process you would use with tea or coffee to age your papers for all you crafty folks. This will leave you with crunchy, older-looking paper – fun stuff!
But, seriously, it will serve as a good reminder of the blood that was shed by Jesus that all might be saved, and spend eternity with Him. He is worth remembering and worthy of all our praise! Representing the blood of Jesus along with our written prayer testimony in our journals, is a perfect description of Revelation 12:11:
And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony, and they did not love their life even when faced with death.
This is how we really overcome – our faith in Christ and the testimony that continues to encourage others, as well as to remind and comfort ourselves in tough and uncertain times.
Feel free to do this as often as you like. For another idea for personal communion time, check this post out. And, before you leave…I hope you will enjoy my latest #ShePrayerJournals video!
Happy Prayer Journaling!
p.s. To check out more ways to WRECK your prayer journal, go here!
Award-winning author Gina Duke is a wife and mom who loves sharing the gift of creative structured prayer journaling. You may also follow her on Twitter and Instagram @TheGinaDuke.