Sunday School Prayer Faire

Sunday School Prayer Faire

PRAYER PRACTICES

Sunday, March 23

 

Prayer is communication with the Divine.

It can be whispered or chanted or written or expressed in the work you do.

However it is expressed, it is never in vain.

~ Donna Wilk Cardillo

 

Understanding prayer can be a challenge for even a seasoned person of faith, much less a child just learning the wonders of God. Prayer comes in all shapes and forms and takes on the essence of culture and traditions. Consider the Whirling Dervish, or an Ojibwa Sweat Lodge, or a Buddhist Meditation. All very different practices, but all intent on helping the individual make a connection to a greater source. 

 

In an effort to help them better understand prayer practices, on Sunday, March 23, during their regular class time, children of the Sunday School will head down to the Dining Room following Time With Children for a Prayer Faire.  The objectives of this event are to help kids:

 

--explore different practices that people use to help them pray

--gain a respect for and an appreciation of different faiths

--develop their own prayer practices

 

Exhibits at the Faire will include:

Buddhist Prayer Flags and Wheels

Jewish Prayer Shawls and Yarmulkes and the West Wall

Muslim Prayer Schedule

Roman Catholic Rosary Prayer Beads

Labyrinth

Pretzels

 

Parents are asked to pick their children up afterwards from the Dining Room. Following worship, anyone interested is invited to come down to the Dining Room to explore with the children of the Sunday School.

 

Prayer may not change things for you, but it for sure changes you for things.

~ Samuel M. Shoemaker

 

Posted on March 18, 2014 at 10:01 am in Featured Content.

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