Prayer #4 – Passing Round a Candle

This is one of the oldest tricks in the youth ministry playbook, and one of the best. It’s a great way to get young people praying.You will need a candle that can be passed round – preferably one in a jar. Sit the group in a circle and begin your time of prayer with the Sign of the Cross.¬†Explain that you are going to pass the candle round the circle and that everybody is going to be holding it for a few moments. When each person has the candle they can say something if they want to. They can make a prayer or share a thought. Everybody else is invited to pray for the person who has the candle.Before the candle goes round, you can begin with a short piece of scripture or something else to set the tone if you want to.This is a great way to pray which nearly always works. It”s worth remembering that with groups of more than twenty, it can take quite a while though.[image hotlinked from Flickr user slgckgc]’, 0, 146

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