With Valentines day approaching,I've seen a lot of crafts on Pinterest recently related to love and hearts. For some reason, it made me think about those people who find this time of year difficult because they have lost someone or feel broken- hearted for some reason. I came up with this prayer idea to help children to think of those who need to know God's love in a healing way. It would also work well when looking at the beatitudes- especially 'Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted' (Matthew 5:4). It could even be adapted for 'Blessed are the pure in heart for they will see God' (Matthew 5:8)!
You will need: Sticky backed plastic (contact paper), a large roll of wallpaper backing or other paper, small cut up pieces of coloured paper.
Cut out a big heart shape from a piece of backing paper.
Cover the heart with sticky backed plastic (contact paper), sticky side down.
Turn the paper sticky side up. Children can take a piece of coloured paper and stick it into the sticky heart, praying that God will bless people who are sad or broken- hearted. If they know people in particular that they can pray for, then the children can draw them or write their name on the paper they stick into the heart.