With all this in mind, I thought I'd share an idea with you that could stir you on to remember and pray for missionaries more. When I was single, I used to house sit for several people in our church, including my pastor's home. One of the things I noticed on their kitchen table was a photo holder in which they kept their missionary prayer cards. I thought it was a neat idea, so I bought this photo holder and did the same thing. It has been one thing that I carried over into our marriage and I still think it's a wonderful way to remember to pray for our missionaries. Each time a new missionary comes to our church or when a current one is updated, I add the prayer card to this holder. I think it's also great that a fancy photo holder has been available to our congregation so that they can do the same thing. A small donation is requested and the holder is theirs to fill with prayer cards.
Since it's meant to sit on the dining room table, it's natural to pray for them at meal time. You can pray for them during the day when you look at the photo, too. The pictures can be changed daily or weekly. The problem I'm having currently with this is the fact that I have too many cards and not enough slots, so I'm on a hunt to replace the one I have (or to get a second one for the overflow.)
What do you all think? If you haven't done something like this, what have you done instead to help you remember to pray for missionaries? I would love to hear your ideas.