Fidget Spinner Prayer
A fun prayer wheel to get kids praying, using the latest toy craze to sweep the world! Download the Fidget Spinner prayer and a **NEW** kids worksheet worksheet to go alongside it, to draw or write your prayers
Thy Kingdom Come
A 2017 prayer initiative for May/June. With lots of great ideas for praying as a church and community. Includes Bright Prayer Ideas for Families at home
The Lord's Prayer Unplugged
The Lord's Prayer Unplugged provides a unique opportunity to explore the biblical breadth and depth encapsulated in Jesus' famous prayer. The material can be used as a complete teaching programme over the course of ten weeks.
Multisensory worship is usually corporate worship that is designed to engage the senses. Scripture Union have published a bunch of books and resources. Sample Pages for Multi-Sensory Prayer
Outdoor Worship Stations
These great outdoor worship/prayer stations are great for the warm summer days. Set them up around your church grounds, or in a park - followed by a family picnic and games!
Prayer Spaces in Schools
Prayer Spaces in Schools enable children and young people, of all faiths and none, to explore these life questions, spirituality and faith in a safe, creative and interactive way.
Here are a few prayer stations that have been used in an Anglican School in Wellington
Praying in Colour
'Praying in Color' = prayer + doodling. A beautiful, creative way to intercede when:
1) You want to pray but words escape you.
2) Sitting still and staying focused in prayer are a challenge.
3) Your body wants to be part of your prayer.
4) You want to just hang out with God but don’t know how.
5) Listening to God feels like an impossible task.
6) Your mind wanders and your body complains.
7) You want a visual, concrete way to pray.
8) You need a new way to pray.
The Lord's Prayer in te reo Māori, sung by the New Zealand Youth Choir at the ANZAC service in Wellington, 2017
Flame: Creative Prayer
Flame website has an amazing selection of creative prayers to choose from. A great website to spend hours trawling through!
Silvia Purdie, from Milson Combined Church, has launched a new website containing resources for prayer and worship. Much of it is oriented to All-Age Worship, using forms of speaking that 'ring true' for 21st century people. Check it the Conversations website
Pray for Paris
A resource put together to help families explore praying for Paris, using colours and flags. Pray for Paris (pdf)
Includes a prayer adapted from A New Zealand Prayer Book / He Karakia Mihinare o Aotearoa, used here with permission.
Put together by St Stephen's Tamahere, these prayer placemats to colour in have a simple karakia in different languages - english, te reo, afrikaans and german. They can then be used as a table prayer at home.
Labyrinth ideas include:
The labyrinth at children's church at Johnsonville Anglican, Wellington.