How to Use
A guide to what prayer activities are and how best to use them.
An introduction to prayer activities
A prayer activity is a simple set-up that inspires reflection and prayer. Each activity includes an invitation to reflect on a personal theme and something to do in response.
You‘ll find hundreds of prayer activities in our library that have been tried and tested in prayer spaces in primary schools and secondary schools, church schools and community schools, and in lots of nations too. These prayer activities are being adapted and improved all the time, and new ones are being created by local prayer space teams (and even by pupils), so keep visiting. (And if you adapt, improve or design any new prayer activities, please send them in so we can share them.)
The prayer activities in our library are grouped under several headings.
The best prayer spaces include a selection of prayer activities from each of these groups:
Prayer activities can be selected individually or clustered into zones.
Here are examples of shaping your prayer space around larger themes:
It‘s important that prayer activities are flexible and open, so that pupils can make their own meaning from them. However, they do also need some structure because it helps pupils to engage with them easily and confidently. We‘ve put together a list of helpful practices for using and creating prayer activities.