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St. Patrick’s Prayer for the Faithful

“May the hand of God protect us. May the way of God direct us. May the shield of God defend us.”

Activity for Lent: Lord’s Prayer Tracing Cross

An activity for all ages, the Lords Prayer Tracing Cross is visual and tactile way to deepen prayer experience. Try it this Lent at church or home.

Church Idea: Social Media Prayer of the Week

Social media prayer are simple enough to do daily, with the goal to encourage individuals and families to pray; and to equip them with practical knowledge.

DVD Review: Kids and Prayer

A new DVD for elementary-age students that teaches children an overall concept of Christian prayer in a fun and engaging way.

Clothesline Collects: Leading Children to Prayer

Writing collects, prayers to gather and focus worshipers, can be tailored to various ages and is an excellent activity for distilling a mission.

Book Review: Pray and Color, A Guide to Prayer

So much more than a coloring book. Pray and Color by Sybil Macbeth, author of Praying in Color, will guide you through types of prayer. Our review.

Review Your Day with God: Daily Examen

“As you review the morning, afternoon, and evening, notice moments of love and grace.”       Why is this faith practice important? So many of us go to bed at night with the day racing through our minds. We need a way to both reflect and let go. A daily examen is one way […]

Book Review: The Book of Comic Prayer

Author Heather Annis has created a platform for youth ministry based on comics youth draw in response to scripture and their daily lives.

Prayer Sticks: A Holy Home Activity

Making and using prayer sticks are a simple way to create an intentional and consistent prayer practice in your home.

Praying Facebook

Praying Facebook is a way to shift our focus to the needs of others – making the cares and concerns not about us, but rather about the people who share theirs. This is indeed a prayerful practice and one that can bring us into deeper understanding and compassion.

The Lord’s Prayer Challenge: A Church Activity for all Ages and Languages

Challenging church members to memorize and recite the Lord’s Prayer created an inter-generational goal for all of St Andrew’s. By summer’s end, over 60 people participated, with a dozen languages offered.

Guiding Teenagers in Lent: Give Up on Giving Up?

Teenagers may trivialize Lent, or over-intensify it. Adults can help teens set goals for spiritual growth, not be afraid of failure, and draw closer to God.

Growing a Rule of Life: SSJE Lenten Study 2016

SSJE has teamed up with VTS to produce a Lenten study workbook. Individuals or groups will explore a rule of life to deepen relationship with God.

Christmas Eve for the Christian Household

By incorporating these traditions and rituals, you can lead your household to center of Christmas Eve: welcoming Jesus Christ as savior.

Advent Wreath Prayers at Home: 4 Options

Many Christian households light Advent wreath candles in the home. Prayers at this time can deepen spirituality and bind the household together in new ways.

Building Faith Does Halloween: 10 Helpful Posts

10 Halloween posts from Building Faith including prayers, ideas, and homilies.

Church Offers Drive-thru Prayers on September 11th

Church offers prayer to-go for morning commuters on the anniversary of 9/11.

Spark Family Magazine Connects Church, Faith & Family

Looking for a way to connect your church families with their faith story when they are not in church? Spark Family Magazine is specifically for home use.

Christian Birthday Prayers and Blessings

Christians have a special opportunity on a birthday. Declare God’s love, pray, give thanks for life, and bless! Birthday prayers and blessings included.

Prayer for a Church Convention

Many denominations have large gatherings every few years. In the Episcopal Church, for example, there is General Convention. My prayer for this gathering.