Encouraging and Teaching About Prayer During Lent
Lent is a traditional time of prayer and spiritual practices (sort of another opportunity for “new year’s resolutions“). Rotation.org has two major resources on prayer to help you encourage families to explore prayer together
1. Our Writing Team's Lord’s Prayer lessons adapted for easy at-home use (open to our fabulous supporting members)
2. Our public Lord's Prayer lesson idea forum (from which all can glean)
This past year, our Writing Team adapted it's Lord's Prayer lessons for home-use during the pandemic. Like the full set, their at-home adaptations are free to our Supporting Members because they make this site possible and help support the work of the Team. You can see a summary of the lessons in the set and glean from it, as well as read the free sample lesson from that set here.
Lessons in the Lord's Prayer At-Home lesson set include:
- Why and How We Pray: Start with this lesson, which includes links to two short YouTube videos and nudging discussion starters.
- Art: A scripture doodling activity is a perfect family Bible study method for any passage, and it's outlined in this article.
- "Forgiveness: untying the human knot": This is a family team-building game that drives home the meaning of "forgive us our debts (or trespasses)" in a memorable way.
- Computer Game: Galilee Flyer: This lesson uses a FREE computer software "flying game" about the Lord's Prayer The software is now available FREE for download for all of our Supporting Members (and it can be given to your church's families at home); see information here.
- "Our Daily Pizza" Cooking: Family pizza party! Need we say more?
- Elephant Toothpaste Science Demonstration: A homeschool science demonstration that doubles as a prayer object lesson.
- The Lord's Prayer: a home movie: Make a fun video using our easy improvisational script, then share it with grandparents and friends! (This one works better with families of four or more people. Or invite a few friends to join you!)