WMC: May 2019
From the Manse........
What do wax crayons, a bag of skittles, bicarbonate of soda, balloons, Lego and string all have in common?
Well, they are all aids to help us pray!
That may not sound like your traditional picture of how one should pray — and yet they (along with other examples) all feature in the booklet "Bright Prayer ideas for families at home" as part of the "Thy Kingdom Come" initiative for 2019.
Thy Kingdom Come has in a short time, developed into a multi-denominational worldwide prayer initiative that takes place between Ascension Day and Pentecost.
It aims to encourage churches and individuals to pray for the world, their nation and for individuals that they might come to know God.
We have in church helpful booklets that you can take home with you that will encourage you to pray, suggesting ways of doing it and offering helpful bible verses and prayers that you can say.
Anyhow, back to the wax crayons, bag of skittles, bicarbonate of soda, balloons, Lego and string, how are they to be used?
Melting crayon prayers — a colourful hands-on way to pray for people to know the power of Jesus' love
Skittles painting prayers — using sweets to pray for Jesus' love to surround family and friends.
Bicarbonate of Soda — Explosive prayers for the power of Jesus to touch lives.
Balloons — static electricity prayers that Jesus would draw people close to him.
Lego prayers for people to build a relationship with Jesus.
String — Fun prayer maps to help you pray for the people in your neighbourhood.
However, the most important thing, whether on your own, as a family, in a group or as a whole church is simply to get on with it and pray!
Love and God Bless
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