This prayer corner invites one to reflect on one’s possessions in light of wants and needs and then identify wants that could be donated to those less fortunate.

Equipment: Blank paper, pen or pencil

Related to Liturgy: 32nd Sunday of Ordinary Time (Year C)

Related to Bible: Mark 13:24-32   

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Have you ever been going through the house and realise how much extra stuff we own? Or, when watching the TV, have you ever came across an advert or documentary where people barely have a roof over their heads? In the Gospel, Jesus praises the old lady who in the temple donated a few cents. She did not donate much, but it was all she had. Others who ridiculed her gave much more, but this was their extra.

  • Think of those children who does not have a place to sleep in and of the old woman from the Gospel who donated all she had.
  • Think of your possessions and list them down.
  • Look at the list and mark which are the wants and which are the needs.
  • Take an item or 2 of your wants and donate them to an institution that helps those people who lack the essential things to live.
  • Pray for all those in need and pray to understand our needs from our wants.

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