Summer Prayer Journal for All ages
You can download the Prayer Journal below.
At home – the resources will work well, provided those undertaking the journey understand that the language of ‘journey’ is not to be taken too literally. Where mobility is restricted, the activities can be adapted as exercises in looking, or journeys of the imagination. Photos and ornaments in the home can have as much ‘value’ for the prayer journey as stones and flowers outside.
With children – much of the above applies in the same way as for adults, in whichever context you undertake the journey. But in addition, make sure that you have followed your church’s safe-guarding policy and procedures. This may involve getting permissions, making sure that there is adequate and approved supervisions, and so on. During the journey, encourage children and young people to be inquisitive about their surroundings, and to ask questions – but perhaps also with an understanding that some parts of the walk may be in silence. The opportunity to reflect is valuable for children too!