Ideas for families & households

Prayer Ideas for Families and Households

PRAY WITH STONES

Think of five people (friends, family or neighbours) you want to come to know Jesus. Write their names on smooth stones using a Sharpie. Place the stones where you will see them every day – in a basket in the bathroom, in a bowl on the dining table or on a shelf by the front door. Take a stone and as you hold it in your hand, use this prayer: Lord Jesus, we pray that … may know how much you love him/her. May s/he come to love you and follow you. Amen.

PRAY WITH SCRABBLE LETTERS

Use Scrabble letters to create a name puzzle of the people you want to pray for. As each name is formed, pray ‘Lord Jesus, we pray that … may come to know you. Amen.’ When all the names have been used, jumble up the letters and start again.

PRAY WITH LEGO

On the side of a piece of Lego, write the name of someone you want to pray for. Each time you pray for that person, put another piece of Lego on top of the name to create a prayer tower.

PAPER CHAIN PRAYERS

Cut out several strips of coloured paper. On each strip, write the name of someone to pray for. Either tape or staple the strips together to form a chain. Each time you pray for the person, put a tick beside the name.

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