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In "Building Bridges," a Tapestry of Faith program
Participants read the Beatitudes and Lord's Prayer from Jesus' Sermon on the Mount, and process their meaning.
Distribute the pieces you have cut from Leader Resource 4 and invite participants to match the words from Column A with their counterparts in Column B. Leaders can use the bottom part of the leader resource to check participant's work and give suggestions. Once all parts are matched correctly, read the Beatitudes aloud. Discuss with the following questions:
Tell participants that the Beatitudes are part of The Sermon on the Mount, a sermon in which Jesus also taught the people a prayer. Invite the group to read the Lord's Prayer aloud together.
After reading, share that well into the 20th century, the Lord's Prayer was said in unison to start the day in nearly every public school classroom in the United States, along with the Pledge of Allegiance. Ask:
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