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Game of the week: I wrote a letter to my Lord

If you remember the game, 'I wrote a letter to my Love', you'll also remember how much fun it was!!!

This is the same game just change Love to Lord and you can recreate the same fun! 

If you don't know the game here are the instructions:

What you need is:

- at least 4+ children

- a piece of paper folded up to resemble a letter

Get the children to form a circle sitting down facing inwards with their eyes closed. Choose one child to be the letter deliverer. This child will circle the outside of the circle and will discretely place the folded paper behind someone. All the kids will chant the following:

 

I wrote a letter to my Lord and on the way I dropped it

Someone must have picked it up and put it in their pocket.

It wasn't me, it wasn't you, it wasn't humpty dumpty so look behind your back!

 

Then everyone opens their eyes and look behind their backs. The person who has the letter has to chase the deliverer and tag them before they run around the circle and take their spot.

 

Prayer Week 1-4: Envelope TSP prayers

Some children/young people, start out by being rather shy about praying out loud. In this case, pin-up three envelopes labeled, Thank you Sorry and Please. Let group members write their prayers on slips of paper each week and place it in the appropriate envelope.

Thank you = Write something you want to thank God for

Sorry = Write something you want to say sorry to God for

Please = Asking God for what you need 

You may want to ask the group if they are alright with you reading out the envelopes each week, or you may choose to just read out the thank you prayers and pray over the other two envelopes. It all depends on your group. 

In case there are any young people who don't want their prayers shared with anyone, make sure to ask before reading them out. If you don't read them out you can simply pray over them and just keep adding to them each week and maybe burn them (safely) at the end of the four weeks.

I chose to continue this one for four weeks so that the group get used to praying in this way and they also get the chance to share or not share.

 

*For younger children who may not be able to write you can just say these prayers out loud. I do this with my children in the mornings and they love it.

Resource source:  

http://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0003/37092/Creative_Prayer_ideas_Bristol_Diocese.pdf

Song of the week: LORDS ARMY (Sunday School)

Kids LOVE this song! as cheesy as the video may be, children love the actionas and being able to yell out, YES SIR! 

If you want to give it a go on the guitar here are the chords and lyrics -

LORDS ARMY GUITAR CHORDS

Lyrics

CORNERSTONE (Youth)

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