As a baby shower gift, my friend Rebecca gave me a sugar bowl filled with verses and quotes about motherhood. After I finished reading all the quotes, I decided to re-purpose the sugar bowl into a prayer jar. I cut out 20 or so slips of patterned paper, and wrote the name of an individual or family on the white side of each piece.
Every morning, I draw a slip from the jar and spend time praying for that person/family. It's always a fun surprise to see whose name I get and it helps me know I'm praying for our loved ones more regularly than I might otherwise. I put all "used" names in a paper clip next to the jar, and when the bowl is emptied, I shuffle the pieces and start over with a full jar.
Prayer works for me, of course, but so does this method of being intentional about it! Check out Rocks in My Dryer for other great ideas!