Friday, May 27

Prayer is Good

For an activity focused on prayer you could begin with a speaker (5-10 minutes) with a personal experience and testimony of the power of prayer.

Then you could have the YW make one of the following crafts:

Make a prayer rock:

Spray paint some appropriate-sized stones ahead of time and have craft paints for the YW to paint the word "prayer" as well as other embellishments onto their rocks. Then let them dry as you lead a discussion about prayer. You could give them a copy of this poem to go along with it.


I'm your little prayer rock
And this is what I'll do...
Just put me on your pillow
To stay till day is through.

At night turn back the covers
And climb into your bed
And Whack! Your little prayer rock
Will hit you on the head.

Then you will remember
As the day is through
To kneel and say your private prayers
As you're supposed to do.

When your prayers are finished
Just drop me on the floor.
I'll stay there all throughout the night
to give you help once more.

When you get up the next morning -
Ouch! I'll stub your toe,
So you'll be sure to say your
morning prayers before you go.

Put me back upon your pillow
When your bed is made
And your little prayer rock
will continue in your aid.

Because your Heavenly Father
cares and loves you so,
HE wants you to remember
And talk to HIM you know.

Make a Prayer Pillow Case:

Purchase plain white pillow cases and craft paints or permanent makers and have the YW decorate their pillowcases with "Did you think to pray?" Encourage them to use them on their beds so they have a constant reminder to pray morning and night.

Make a Prayer Rug/Mat:

Ask around local carpet supply companies for some old carpet sample and have the YW decorate them. They can use stencils and craft paint or permanent markers to decorate them.

This activity can motivate the YW to accomplish their Personal Progress Faith Experience #1.