Praying with Young People
What influences do young people have on their lives? There are
many, with the importance of music, image, instant communication
demonstrated in the popularity of iPods, X-box, mph3 players,
Playstation, camera phones etc. When thinking about praying with
young people we do so in this context.
CD Prayer Wall
On a wall or
piece of wood, stick a number of empty CD cases or wallets. Provide
pieces of paper that fit these cases and encourage people to write
prayers and put them on the wall. Make this a regular part of your
activity and you will soon get into the habit of using it.
need a large red card heart and clear medical plasters. Ask each
person to think about someone they know who needs God's healing
touch, then they write the name on the plaster before sticking it
onto the heart. Once all the plasters are in place, pray a general
prayer, lifting them all to God.
Mobile Phone Prayers
Print a picture of a mobile phone on card, big
enough for people to write a message on the screen. Invite people
to write their prayers on a card phone. Huddle the group together
and ask everyone to throw their phones in the air and catch someone
else's - these can be taken home for future prayer.
Have lots of directions written on card and placed on the floor
around a room. Play some youth friendly worship music and when the
music stops, each person goes to a card and does what is written on
it. For example: thank God for our family; ask God to be with the
person closest to you now; be still; thank God for the best thing
that has happened this week; ask God to be with anyone you know who
Adapted from a Pray Without Ceasing Resource Booklet produced
by the Oxford and Leicester District
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