In the prayer space, one will be invited to put forward one’s needs and place them in God’s cradle of mercy.

Equipment: Hay template, colours, pens, markers, cradle

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Mostly all new-born babies, get to live and become part of the family and place where they are born.  Each new-born baby becomes one with those who cradle him/her and with his/her cradle.  Christmas reminds us that Jesus wants to be part of our lives, and it is ok for Him to become one with our cradle of needs.

  • Take some time to think of a need you have so that this Christmas would be more meaningful such as the need to show more compassion and respect towards others or the need to believe more in God and my self.
  • On the hay template, write or draw your need. 
  • Now you can present your needs to God in prayer.
  • You can place the template with the rest amongst the hay in the cradle.


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