Try It This Week: Musical Prayers

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This activity involves making up a prayer to the tune of a song you know. This is great for kids who are musical or who love to move around, and it works as an individual or a group prayer activity. It also lends itself to a broader conversation about worship and prayer. Asking questions like, Are all of our church songs prayers? What makes a song a prayer? and What other ways can we talk with God? can spark kids' imagination as they formulate ideas about worship, prayer, and congregational singing.

Take the tune of “God Is So Good,” “Happy Birthday,” or another song that the whole group knows. Make up new verses that reflect your prayers, then sing it all to God.  

Looking for more prayer ideas? Check out the free workshop Pray With Me! at Faith Alive's Grow website.

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