In "Windows and Mirrors," a Tapestry of Faith program
Gather the children. Say, in your own words:
Many (but not all) of us find meaning in prayer that is addressed to a particular entity or force, which we might know and address as God, Allah, Bhagavan, Great Spirit, Jehovah, Adonai, Jah, etc. This story explores the mystery of what such an entity might be, whether we believe it listens to us, and how we might listen for its voice in our prayer or meditation.
Before you begin, ring the chime, bell or other noisemaker. Make eye contact with each participant.
Ring the chime again to signal the end of the story. Lead a discussion with these questions:
Do you think the man in the story was praying? Why, or why not?
If he was not praying, what else might you call his actions?
At the end, does the man think God hears him? Or, that God does not hear him? Does anyone hear him?
Does the man think God speaks to him, or not?
What is the result of the man's experience? What does he learn?
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Last updated on Thursday, October 27, 2011.
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