How to Make a Prayer Jar!
I just did this today and had a great experience with it and I’d thought I’d share for anyone who might want to make one.
Prayer jars go great on an altar or work place and can keep you connected to your family and loved ones. Draw a name and send love and good intentions to anyone who might be needing it!
You will need:
- a jar
- something to write names on (i used coffee stirrers, but you can use whatever you want)
- anything to decorate your jar with!
This was a really basic/loose-ended thing I did, because I prefer to go with the flow when it comes to magick and energy work, but you can make it as structured and formal an event as you want, write your own words, etcetera.
Cleanse your jar however you choose. For this one I just washed it in the sink because it had some leftover tea in it >.< and said a quick prayer to cast out any lingering energy.
Write out the names of your friends and loved ones onto the coffee sticks or pieces of paper. Set them aside, we’ll put them in later!
Now it’s time to decorate your jar. Do whatever is meaningful to you–your jar is full of your intention and is therefore completely unique! I used some craft supplies I had lying around to spruce it up a little bit and match the aesthetic of my tiny little dorm-room altar. Fill the base of your jar with something you think will help guide your hand to whoever needs your prayer. I used some pretty fabric and a mixture of amethyst and moonstone chips and other crystal pieces I had with no other current use. Ask their energies to help cradle your jar and guide your hand at the proper moment.
At this point I said another quick prayer over my jar and raised my energy as much as I could, charging it with my love. Then I went to the names and began putting them into my jar one by one, saying,
“(Name), I am praying for you.”
Try to go in no particular order so the names get shuffled around a bit. This part became a much more spiritual experience than I was anticipating. Don’t be surprised if your emotions and memories surrounding the people begin to stir up. Enjoy the experience and whatever happens, take it as a sign your prayers will be meaningful!
After all the names were in, I said ONE MORE prayer for my jar and just rested in the love that I felt pouring into the room. I tried to direct as much as possible into my jar. After this experience, my vibration skyrocketed. I felt energized, and also full of happiness, peace, and unconditional love. I hope you have a similar experience while making your jar!
Place it somewhere your family and friends will be in your thoughts. Whenever you’re feeling like it, draw a name and meditate on the person and what they might be going through. Send them your love and whatever else you think they might need for a little energy boost. If you pray to certain deities, perhaps ask them or your guides to help you and watch over that person.
That’s all there is to it!
Blessed Be in Light and Love <3