Faith Formation Box Fall 2021

October / Overview
 

Scripture prayer is one of the best for Children and teens. The stories, images, characters, and words of the Bible are an excellent point of departure for a child or teen’s prayer.

What a better way to begin praying than to start with God’s own Word? Using Scripture as a foundation for prayer helps young people to engage their imagination and, in turn, express their hopes, thoughts, and concerns.

 

Praying is talking and listening to GOD.

 

Talking to God….

When we “talk” to God in prayer, we can use words spoken aloud or words spoken silently in our hearts or words written on paper. We can talk to God through song or drawing or works of art.

 

Listening to God…

When we “listen” to God in prayer, we do not usually hear spoken words, rather, God communicates to us in a variety of ways. When we pray, sometimes the ideas, thoughts, and feelings we have are from God. When we use scriptural prayer, we hear God’s own Word.

Listening to the readings from the Bible…Did something catch your attention, Did it seem that God was talking directly to you? Did the Scripture give you an idea or think of a person or situation in your life? Did the Scripture make you feel warm and cozy? Uncomfortable or curious?  That is all God talking to you…YES YOU!

 

Family - Read Matthew 6:9-13

Elementary Bible
 

Page 1460 & 1461

One way to talk to God is by writing a letter

Using a piece of Construction Paper write a letter to God about something you're struggling with, something you have questions about, and/or something you are excited about. Write your letter just like you would to your best friend or a grandparent.

Middle School Bible
 

Read Page 1564 - 1570 through Chapter 7

Jesus the Teacher ——Make sure you read Catholic Connections, Pray It, and Live It sections.

Questions —

Where is a quiet place where you can be along with God?

Who do you know who is ill or in pain and needs God’s healing power?

 

One way to talk to God is by writing a letter

Using a piece of Construction Paper write a letter to God about someone you know who needs God’s healing power.

High School Bible
 

Read Pages 1244 - 1248 through Chapter 7 — Searching for God Matthew 6:5-15 and Challenge Matthew 6:21

Questions -

    What do you think of The Lords Prayer?

    When did you first memorize it? Do you pray it or say it?

    What are your 5 items and 5 people you would take on a deserted island with you?

One way to talk to God is by writing a letter

Using a piece of Construction Paper write a letter to God about the 5 people you would take on a deserted island with you and why you choose them. Write the letter like you're telling someone you admire about these 5 very important people in your life. 

Activities
 

Prayer Sticks
 

Prayer Candle
 

Please share you completed activities on our Families of Faith Facebook Page...
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September / Overview
 

ALL LEVELS: For September watch the video that goes along with your bible and take some time and explore all the great features your bible has. (Don't forget to write you name in your bible. 

Activity - Make a bookmark out of supplies from the box. 

Elementary Bible Intro 

Middle School Bible Intro

High School Bible Intro

How to look up a bible verse......

https://youtu.be/8fKbtabAIqk

How to look up a bible verse......

https://youtu.be/8fKbtabAIqk