Lectio Divina means “divine reading”. It is a prayer practice which trusts that God speaks to us through scripture. This is a practice I started doing regularly a few years ago.
Protection Dodge Ball is a game which reminds us how nice it is to have someone looking out for us. In this version of dodgeball, youth are grouped into pairs. One member of each pair tries to prevent their partner from being hit with a ball.
This St. Bonaventure quote reminds us that God does not just want lip service from us. He wants us to pray with our hearts and our beings. Don’t just tell God what you think He wants to hear. Speak what is on your heart, in honesty and love, and trust that God is near.
When do you you have to say grace? Do chips and salsa need grace? Appetizers? What about soups and salads? What are the rules? Should you hold hands or not? And who is responsible for leading the prayer? This humorous video from John Crist explores these questions.
This prayer lesson plan will help youth understand the importance of taking time from our busy schedules to spend time with God. Prayer brings us closer to God and refreshes us
Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy Kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. – Matthew 6:9-13