Over the last two months I’ve been running the Origins prayer course with a group of 11-14 year olds in our local church.
The resource has been developed by 24-7 Prayer, and describes itself as
a tool to help you teach young people to pray … our aim is that the outcome of this course will be young people developing healthy spiritual lives, equipped with tools to help them grow in prayer throughout their lives.
The 7 sessions are:
- What is prayer?
- Why do we pray?
- Who do we pray to?
- How do we talk to God (Part 1)
- How do we talk to God (Part 2)
- How to listen to God
- Keep growing
We have found the resource to be helpful. Each session includes an icebreaker, food, game, talk, response, discussion and a challenge. Within our context we did not do the meals – that isn’t something we would currently be able to do, but everything else was easily adaptable to fit to our context without much preparation.
The course whilst aimed at those with some faith is easily accessible for those with little or no faith. Our particular group has a number of youngsters who would be unsure of whether or not they have a faith, but they thoroughly enjoyed these sessions.
Priced at just £5.00 for a leaders manual this really does work for all types of churches. Do go and order yourself a copy here.