The Season of Creation

Published 20th September 2016 by jane leadbetter

Thank you to Sue Taylor at Messy Church at Sherwood Anglican, Brisbane Australia. Sue reminds me that even when you have been using a single prayer activity yourself for a long time, it can cause quite an impact for others.

Sue says:

‘Just thought I’d let you know that, at MC, on Sunday, we used your “Floating Flowers” for our closing prayers and the impact they had on the people gathered. During September, a lot of churches in Australia celebrate “The Season of Creation” when we explore aspects of Creation – water, flora and fauna, storms and stars. Our Messy Church themed on “The birds of the air and the flowers of the fields”. With all sorts of activities to do with birds and flowers, it seemed appropriate to do something flowery with the prayers. Glen, my husband, set up our 2 paddling pool shells with enough water. We cut out the flower shapes using the template in your book on Messy Prayer. After a quick demo on how to fold the petals, everyone filed forward to float the prayer flowers. The whole congregation stayed in the sanctuary gathered around our 2 pools and in prayer-filled quietness, watched as their prayers unfurled in the water. It was quite a moving, Messy Moment for everyone.’

Find this and more creative prayer ideas in our Messy Prayer resource.

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