Group Activities for Lent: Prayer Loom and Prayer Net

“There is not in the world a kind of life more sweet and delightful than that of a continual conversation with God.”
-Brother Lawrence




Group Activities for Lent
In 2015, Building Faith featured two activities which became very popular. The prayer loom and the prayer net are powerful because they are:

• Intergenerational


Flexible in terms of time 

These two activities deepen spirituality, and allow for teaching/learning about prayer. The prayer loom and the prayer net can be used at any time of year, but Lent is a particularly suitable season.

Prayer Loom 2

Creating a Prayer Loom – Building Faith
“With each directional change, offer a prayer. The motion of your body, reaching and ducking to reach other points is a way of dancing with God. As we move our bodies in prayer, we root those prayers deeply within the fiber of our being, creating a prayerful muscle memory.”

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Creating a Prayer Net – Building Faith
“I wanted my older elementary kids to know that their prayers were joined with others. I wanted them to know that they could take part in praying in an outward and visible way because Jesus has called them, as he called his fishermen followers and as he calls all of us.”


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