I find this allows us to pray for things which we might not think are ‘important enough’ in a spoken prayer time, for example, I would thank God for coffee!
If you have younger children, they might enjoy using the letters or fridge magnet shapes to ‘draw’ pictures of things you are thankful for or drawing pictures to stick on with magnets.
Your family might like to turn this into a prayer game, where each family member write their thanks on the fridge (or freezer), trying not to let the others see them doing it.
I enjoyed using this idea during my Lent prayer challenge as every time I walked past the freezer, I would be reminded to either add something I was thankful for or thank God again for the things already written there.
You could even do this as part of an All Age service or children’s session just by using a magnetic flipchart board. Put the magnetic letters in a basket next to it or all round the edge of the board. To help get people started, write the words ‘Thank you God for’ either in white board pen or magnet letters and add two things you are thankful for.
This activity is one of 52 creative prayer ideas in Prayer GodVenture 52