Welcome

Getting Ready to Worship

easter.png

Introduction to the Unit

Gathering Song

Getting Ready for Bible Storytelling

Interactive

Storytelling

Saying Sorry to God

Saying Sorry Action

God Gives us a New Start

Prayers for Other People

Prayer Action

Thank You God

Creative Response

Sharing God's Peace

Taking God's Love

Into the World

Prayer Action

➜ Guide, Book 1, p.225-6

Prayer Action: Option 1

Action: placing flowers as prayers on an Easter Garden (Book 2, p. 149).

These could be real flowers, silk flowers, paper flowers, ‘flowers’ made from tissue/crepe paper, or pictures of flowers, etc. At St Peter’s, Walworth, we pick daisies on the way to church and use these.

Show the children the flowers you have chosen in one or more baskets or trays.

Name and Name are going to bring around

these baskets of flowers.

If you like, you can take a flower.

Let’s ask God to see these flowers

as a prayer for a special person.

Hum the tune together, with the words ‘Jesus, hear our prayer!’ as a refrain, until all the children and adults who wish to take a flower have done so.

Place your Easter Garden in the centre of the circle.

If you have not already asked this question:

Can anyone tell me what this is?

Accept the child’s response.

 

The Easter Garden and empty cave

remind us that Jesus burst from the dark cave at Easter.

We all have new life!

If you like, you can place your flower in our garden as a prayer.

This Easter, let’s watch new life and beautiful things

growing in our garden and our lives as we pray.

Hum the tune together again while everyone places their flowers. Some groups may like to invite two children to carry the ‘garden’ around the group to collect the flowers. The garden can then be placed in the centre.

End this time of prayer with the final verse of the Prayer Song you’ve chosen.

Prayer Action: Option 2

Action: placing flowers as prayers on a cross (if it will be taken around the group, on a tray).

These could be real flowers, silk flowers, paper flowers, ‘flowers’ made from tissue/crepe paper, or pictures of flowers, etc. At St Peter’s, Walworth, we pick daisies on the way to church and use these.

Show the children the flowers you have chosen in one or more baskets or trays.

Name and Name are going to bring around these baskets of flowers.

If you like, you can take a flower.

Let’s ask God to see these flowers as a prayer for a special person.

Hum the tune together, with the words ‘Jesus, hear our prayer!’ as a refrain, until all the children and adults who wish to take a flower have done so.

When the group is ready:

place the cross in the centre of the circle.

Jesus’ love is stronger than every sad thing.

Stronger even than the cross!

If you like, you can place your flower on Jesus’ cross as a prayer.

Jesus’ love changes the cross into a beautiful thing.

When we pray, we can be part of sharing that love!

Hum the tune together again while everyone places their flowers. Some groups may like to invite two children to carry the cross (on a tray) around the group to collect the flowers. The cross can then be placed in the centre.

End this time of prayer with the final verse of the Prayer Song you’ve chosen.

Prayer Action: Option 3

Action: placing flowers as prayers on a ‘garden’: a tray filled with soil or with brown cloth/paper folded on it.

The flowers could be real flowers, silk flowers, paper flowers, ‘flowers’ made from crumpled tissue/crepe paper, or pictures of flowers, etc. At St Peter’s, Walworth, we pick daisies on the way to church and use these.

At Easter, we see new life starting all around us.

We see trees becoming green with leaves

and flowers beginning to ‘blossom’.

We can be part of bringing GOD’s new life and love

to the world when we pray!

Show the children the flowers you have chosen in one or more baskets or trays.

Name and Name are going to bring around

these baskets of flowers.

If you like, you can take a flower.

Let’s ask God to see these flowers

as a prayer for a special person.

Hum the tune together, with the words ‘Jesus, hear our prayer!’ as a refrain, until all the children and adults who wish to take a flower have done so.

Place your ‘garden’ in the centre of the circle.

If you like, you can place your flower in our garden as a prayer.

This Easter, let’s watch new life and beautiful things

‘blossoming’ in our garden and our lives as we pray.

 

Hum the tune together again while everyone places their flowers. Some groups may like to invite two children to carry the ‘garden’ around the group to collect the flowers. The garden can then be placed in the centre.

End this time of prayer with the final verse of the Prayer Song you’ve chosen.

CONTACT:

EMAIL: diddydisciples@gmail.com

  • Twitter Social Icon
  • Diddy Disciples Facebook page

Photos - Femi Omole