Teen Time: Prayer (February 7th)

5th Sunday After Epiphany

Epiphany is the season after Christmas (the first set of green blocks), and separates the Advent/Christmas season from Lent/Easter. In Epiphany we learn about the beginnings of Jesus ministry and the calling of the disciples.

When Jesus prayed, he did it quietly and alone. It wasn’t until his disciples asked how to pray that he shared what we now call the Lord’s Prayer.

How do we pray?

You can be in any position: lying down, standing up, head bowed, face to the sky, sitting cross-legged, hands together, hands outstretched, eyes open, eyes closed…. there is no ‘right way’ to pray, just do what feels good at the time.

Prayer takes practice. Most of us only pray during the bad stuff, but we need to practice during the good stuff too.

Prayers are not making a wish list for whatever we want. God is not Santa.

Prayer is conversation with God. When we listen for God’s message to us, we call that Meditation.

Prayers can be feelings or words. You can write them beforehand or just speak from your heart.

Prayers can be happy, sad or angry. God will listen to all of your emotions.

Just for fun

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