Pray- May 22, 2020
Scripture: Ephesians 2:8-10
We sometimes need to say that we are scared, lonely, or not sure how we will take the next step. God helps us along the way. Using the following prayer pattern, pray for what you need to move into the next chapter of your faith story.
Many people have extra buttons sitting around from the extras that come in clothes or if they happen to sew. If you have buttons, collect as many as you can to use for these prayers. If you don’t have any buttons, you can use this printable to print out different kinds of buttons.
Put all the buttons in a bag and ask everyone to pass the bag around and draw a button out.
Ask everyone to feel the texture of their button, which is likely hard (or remember that buttons are hard). What is the hardest part about moving into the next chapter of your story? Ask God to help you with that challenge.
Buttons are often used to close things or bring things together. What are the pieces of your story that you feel like need to come together before you can take the first step into the next chapter? Ask God to help you with that step.
Look at the number of holes your button has. These are the gifts, and many more, that God has given you. Using the number of holes in the button, thank God for the gifts you are equipped with to move to the next chapter.
Have everyone show their button, look at all the differences… size, shape, color, number of holes. Offer praise to God for creating each of us differently with a unique faith story to tell.
How could you use your button in a different way to pray than the ideas listed above?
What other kinds of objects could you use that might be good for this kind of prayer?