How to Build Your Faith with a Prayer Toolbox

Do you wish you had more fun when you’re praying? Do you need more unction and inspiration to pray? Do you want to have more joy and expectant faith in your prayers?

If so, I have a creative solution for you today that can help with all of those: making a prayer toolbox!

The most effective thing you can do to pray more powerfully is ask Holy Spirit to pray through you and for you.

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There’s no substitute for Holy Spirit’s help. The Bible says in Romans 8:26-27 that He will pray through you with moanings and groanings which cannot be uttered. Even though we don’t know how to pray–or how to offer our prayers worthily–Holy Spirit helps us.

However, there are things we can do to encourage ourselves to pray–and to build our faith as we pray. And since faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God, that means we actively pursue internalizing and meditating on God’s Word in order to build our faith.

For me, using my prayer toolbox is one of those faith-builders.

What is a prayer toolbox?

The way I think of it, a prayer toolbox is a box that you fill up with symbols of your faith, symbols of God’s promises to you, etc. When you go to pray, you simply grab your toolbox, open it up, and begin praying for each of the things represented in your toolbox.

For example, in my prayer toolbox, I have a few pennies, nickels, and dimes (small American coins), among other things. When I pray over my finances, I get those coins out and line them up in order of value. Then, I pray Isaiah 60 over them–asking God for financial upgrades!

I pray something like this:

“Lord, let the pennies we have be turned into nickels. Let the nickels be turned into dimes. Let the dimes be turned into quarters. Let the quarters be turned into dollars! Let the dollars be turned into hundreds of dollars and thousands of dollars! Bless us financially, Jesus; I decree UPGRADE to our finances in Your name!”

In this example, the coins I keep in my prayer toolbox are symbols that inspire my faith.

I’m not praying to my symbols. Nothing freaky is going on. I’m simply using those symbols as visual reminders of what God has promised me from His Word.

Essentially, a prayer toolbox is like a prayer list, but better.

It’s like a prayer list because it reminds you of all the things you need to pray for and over. However, it’s even better than a traditional prayer list because it invokes more of your senses!

For example, I love to pray Psalm 68:19. This Scripture says:

Blessed be the Lord, who daily loads us with benefits, the God of our salvation! Selah.”

When I pray this, I always get inspired. What a beautiful promise it is! BUT, I get even MORE inspired if I get one of my prayer tools out of my toolbox.

For Psalm 68:19, my prayer tool looks like this:
How to Make a Prayer Toolbox | by Jamie Rohrbaugh |

It’s a little, plastic toy truck–a Euclid, built to carry LARGE loads!

When I’m praying about this Scripture, I love to get out this truck and play with it in my hand. I lift up the little dump-truck part and put it down again, imagining the Lord using it to dump loads of blessings on me. I roll it around and just play with it, all the while praying for the blessings I desire from the Lord.

It’s simple, but it’s tremendously effective.

When I pray using my tools, invoking as many senses as possible in my prayer, I visualize and internalize God’s promise. It inspires my faith. As I pretend to dump blessings on myself from my little toy dumptruck (it’s no more than 3 inches long), I find myself believing God’s Word even more.

Why? Because I’m making God’s promises part of my reality by envisioning them! It’s so fun; it brings me joy; and I see MASSIVE answers to prayer, every time I pray this way!

You can do this too. You can make a prayer toolbox that will build your faith and inspire you to pray more!

Here’s how to make a prayer toolbox for yourself:

Get a box that you like–something that brings you joy! Then, start putting things in it. Gather your prayer tools, and put them in this box.

I don’t mean to put your Bible and journal in your toolbox, although you can if you have enough space in your box. But the tools I’m talking about will be symbols of your promises.

For example:

Need more money?

Gather as many coins as you can find and spare and place them in your box. Use them like I described above to pray UPGRADES over your finances!

Or, like my friend Maria taught me, buy a $1 package of play money from your local discount store. Pretend the money is real, and ask God for more of it!

Are you asking God to help you get healthy and lose weight?

Get a photo of you in your skinny days, or grab a magazine cutout of what you want to look like when you get healthy!

Has God promised you a husband or wife?

If so, get a picture of something that represents that promise to you! If you’re a woman, maybe you want to include a magazine cutout of your ideal wedding dress. If you’re a man, maybe you’d like to grab a photo of the engagement ring you want to give your future fiancée.

Are you asking God for a house?

Get a picture of your dream house and put it in your prayer box!

Are you asking God to load you with benefits today?

Get a little toy dumptruck like I did! I found a set of 5 of them for about $5 at a local discount big box store.

Are you believing God for a new car?

Get a little toy version of the car you’d like to have!

Are you asking God to send you to the nations to preach?

Get a flag or travel guide from each country where you want to minister! For example, I’m taking a team of ministers to Ireland this November to do prophetic equipping. So, one of my prayer tools looks like this:

The sky is the limit in your prayer toolbox!

A prayer toolbox simply contains “tools,” or symbols, to represent each of your promises in any given season.

Your tools may be large or small. Their significance may not be obvious to anyone except you. But, they should be significant to you! And as long as they are, it can be great fun–and a HUGE faith-builder–to visualize God’s promises by praying through each symbol in your prayer toolbox.

Do you want to create a prayer toolbox? If so, what kinds of tools will you place in yours? Please leave a comment below!

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  1. Hello Jamie,,I love your blog, I’m wondering where your coming to in Ireland in November, would really love to meet you and be there,, can you let me know please,,God bless you and keep up the good work, Reenie ? ? ?

  2. My prayer tool box:

    1. A hot wheel car. (a new car) long long story… But I know it’s coming!!!

    2. Bag of jellybeans. Seriously. Everytime I ask God what he has in store for me I litterally see jellybeans?

    3. A map of my county. I have been called to live in this state… Along way away from home. I’m here on purpose. I’m here because I’ve been given a new sphere of influence. And it will help me focus on areas.

    4. A small container of ashes that has a rose on the lid. Because he promised me beauty for my ashes. It’s a very deep and personal promise to me.

    5. A real estate listing book. Because the blueprints in my heart involve finding a building to make a business ministry in.

    6. A blank check. My heart holds bigger plans than my physical circumstances. I’m dreaming big for my community and God said go ahead, do it. What ever you set your hand to ill be with you. He gave me a blank check to build it!! 🙂

    7. A picture I found of a beautiful kitchen. Because I want my house to be open place of ministry… I want to have covenant friendships and my home and personal life be an open ministry. And this kitchen is a place to serve and connect with people. Sounds corny.. Long story. Its not so much having a nice kitchen, but it’s what it symbolizes to me. It was in an amazing dream…

    8. A hard copy of my dream journal I keep on Google docs.

    9. A pair of tiny patent leather doll shoes. A reminder that carry the gospel where ever I go. To pray over the appointments I have that day and the places I will go.

    10. A key. God told me I was a key to unlock other people’s dreams. I need to pray into that word.

    11. An eligant pen. I am a writer and have book ideas. Sermons. Lesson plans. Business blueprints. And more.

    12. A calander. It’s a promise to me that everything will be beautiful in its time. To pray for the things that aren’t pretty yet and to call out to them prophetically to align with that word. THIS WILL BE BEAUTIFUL!!!

    13. A wooden shingle. It’s a promise. A dream. A building where something amazing has been promised to me. Too personal to share.

    14. A cane tip. I have children with disabilities.

    15. An empty pill bottle. I have friends with addictions, illnesses and mental health issues. I’ve put green jelly beans in it Lololol.. Green =healing, growth jelly beans is child like faith, joy, resources

    That’s my starter box. I’m sure I’ll put more in it eventually.

    1. Tammy Eros says:

      Love this! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Wow! Jesus has filled you with such beautiful creativity. I’m reconsidering how I pray all together. Thank you for this vision of a tangible tool box to represent my heart’s cry. Simply amazing and an idea straight from Holy Spirit.

    Thank you for your blogs and these wonderful ideas. YHVH richly bless you. G

  4. Christianna says:

    I absolutely love this and will be doing this like today! I enjoy praying and this is going to increase my joy even more. Thank you so much for sharing! I will be sure to keep you updated on my praise reports and share some of my items in my prayer toolbox! May God continue to bless you and your ministry!

  5. Amanda Encalade says:

    Once again your post has blessed and encouraged me thank you so very much
    Iam truly inspired and the Lord is using your words of wisdom to move me to pray and meditate on Him, I wasn’t going to read this notification
    But then I felt drawn to the heading……as I began to read I immediately thought of several things I aleeady treasures that makes me think of the Lords promises and presence

  6. Deana Jindra says:

    Wow! It’s so funny the timing of this. My husband just bought me a little box two days ago, saying I could use it to keep note cards of all my specific prayers (I’m a little unorganized) . God is good! ?

  7. It is very practical. I hope we’re all going to find it useful. It will help us grow more in faith and our prayer life is going to increase.

    God bless you Jamie.

  8. I like it, and especially the Ireland thing!! No idea what religion you are, I still read your posts, but welcome to Ireland!!

    1. Hi Claire. I’m a Christian. And thank you! We will be doing a 2-day prophetic equipping intensive in Dublin on November 16-17 at the Crowne Plaza Airport. In case you’d like to come. 🙂 We’d love to meet you!

  9. Wow, i am so blessed Jamie. Thank you so much. God bless you for availing yourself . I have learnt so much from you and waiting to learn more . Love you

  10. Ricky Rabi says:

    Thank you Jamie, this is truly inspiring and I am going to make my own prayer tool box. Your post has blessed me and encouraged me. God bless you.

  11. This is a such a wonderful idea. Yesterday at church a man handed me a toy car as he shook my hand on the way out of church. I knew it was significant, since we need a new vehicle, so put it in the China cabinet display so I could see it but YOUR idea is far superior. Thank you for sharing.

  12. Joyce Hamilton says:

    Thank you so much for this article. Wow this really help increase my faith and this will give me something tangible to look at to believe God for the things/people and countries and what he has placed on my heart. You are such a blessing to the body of Christ. Very simple teaching but powerful and anointed. Thank you Jamie !

  13. Vima R. Benin says:

    I am amazed and greatly motivated to make my owned prayer tool box. .
    Thanks for sharing your God-given wisdom. .

  14. such an inspiration im going to use this idea for my finances and for the house I want God is blessing you a thousandfold Jamie

  15. IRMA NORTJE says:

    Amen, thank you Jamie for such amazing building faith techniques, visual and vision, we receive all the blessings in abundance. God bless u

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