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Session 15: Prayer Is A Place To Grow A Soul

Session 15: Prayer Is A Place To Grow A Soul
Session 15: Prayer Is A Place To Grow A Soul

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  • Oh God, if there is a God, save my soul, if I have a soul. — Joseph Ernest Renan, French philosopher and historian Prayer helps us to...
  • Activity Minutes Opening 5 Activity 1: Story — Letter to Nancy 5 Activity 2: Praying Thanks, Regret and Hope 5 Activity 3: Finger Labyrinth...
  • In private or in public, in solitude or with others, prayer is a highly personal experience. Whether you pray regularly, have never prayed...
  • Materials for Activity Chalice or LED/battery-operated candle Large, round mirror to hold the chalice Reflective materials, such as beads...
  • Materials for Activity Copy of the story " Letter to Nancy " A bell, chime, rain stick or other musical noisemaker Preparation for Activity...
  • Materials for Activity Newsprint, markers and tape Optional: Paper and pencils for small groups Preparation for Activity Decide whether to...
  • Materials for Activity Handout 1, Finger Labyrinth , for all participants Quiet music and music player Timepiece Preparation for Activity...
  • Materials for Activity Handout 2, Respecting Others' Spiritual Practices Optional: Silhouette images of body prayer postures, from Leader...
  • Materials for Activity All participants' Window/Mirror Panels Handout 1, Finger Labyrinth, from Activity 3 Optional: Newsprint, markers and...
  • Materials for Activity Newsprint, markers and tape Taking It Home handout Optional: A copy of Session 1, Leader Resource 2, Namaste...
  • Reflect on and discuss with your co-leader(s): How did the timing go today? What might we do to make it work better? What worked well? What...
  • Materials for Activity Leader Resource 2, Drawing a Labyrinth A large, open space at least 12x15 feet (180 square feet) for constructing...
  • Materials for Activity Copy of the story " Finding God in Silence " A bell, chime, rain stick or other musical noisemaker Preparation for...
  • Materials for Activity Notebooks and pens/pencils for all participants Preparation for Activity This activity is designed to follow...
  • Materials for Activity Yoga mats for all participants Chairs for participants who may do modified versions of poses Leader Resource 3, Sun...
  • Materials for Activity Visual resources about body prayer. These books are recommended: Body Prayer: The Posture of Intimacy with God by...
  • Oh God, if there is a God, save my soul, if I have a soul. — Joseph Ernest Renan, French philosopher and historian Prayer helps us to...
  • By Mary Ann Moore
    By Mary Ann Moore, in Hide and Seek with God (Boston: Skinner House Books, 1994). Based on tales from Zen Buddhism and Hebrew scripture...
  • A seven-year-old girl named Nancy asked her minister, "What prayer shall I say when I go to bed?" He wrote her back this answer. Dear Nancy...
  • Printing This Handout Download a high-resolution copy of this Handout (PDF) for printing.
  • There are more than six billion people in the world. Many use spiritual practices and rituals that may be unfamiliar to you, but offer deep...
  • Use these images to decorate the meeting space for this session. Printing This Handout Download a high-resolution copy of this Handout (PDF...
  • Unlike a maze, a labyrinth has no "dead ends." The three-path labyrinth is simple to draw. Use blue painter's tape to create this design in...
  • Surya Namaskar, the Sun Salutation, is a series of 12 postures performed in a single, graceful flow. Each movement is coordinated with the...
  • What Is Prayer in Unitarian Universalism? Within our faith, prayer has a wide range of functions, meanings and practices. Find eight...

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