Friday, 4 October 2013

God as our anchor craft and prayer activity

Here is a prayer activity that older children could do independently to help them think about trusting in God for their strength.  It could be used especially if you were exploring stories that involve the sea or storms (e.g the calming of the storm, Paul's shipwreck in Acts 27)!

You will need: long and shorter strips of paper, semi circles of paper, hole punch, glue, string, a washing line

God as our anchor

Anchors keep ships steady in stormy seas.  They are strong and stop them from floating away from the safe harbour.

Think about times when you feel afraid.  Who do you rely on to keep you strong, safe and where you need to be?

Take a longer and a shorter piece of paper and glue them together to make a cross shape.  The cross reminds us that we can ask Jesus to help us to be strong and to be with us when times are hard and scary.
Stick a semi circle on the bottom of the cross and write your name inside it.  Hang the anchor on the line as a sign that you would like Jesus to be like an anchor in your life.

If you know someone who is having a difficult time at the moment, make an anchor for them and ask God to keep them safe.

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