Friday, April 06, 2007

    Cool Idea: Water Prayers

    Try this idea during a quiet time of worship with youth. 

    Have the group sit on the floor in a circle and place a clear pitcher of water and a bowl in the center of the group. Invite youth to share their prayer concerns either out loud or in silence. After each person prays, they are to take the pitcher and pour a small amount of water into the bowl. The youth watch as the bowl fills with the prayers of the group. Conclude by sharing thoughts on the importance of pouring out our prayers in community, so that all our joys and concerns become as one in God. You might also talk about how our prayers mingle with the prayers all people in the world --even those we will never meet.