Against the tide

Prayer Spaces at Home and a Night prayer

At times doing the right things God wants us to do is easier said than done. To follow God, we have to go against what looks far easier and worth it. God will always be with us, especially in times like these, when we are like a boat sailing against the tide, on its way to reach the land.

  • Take some time to think about what is holding you back from doing what is right. The waves against you can take different forms; some are related to the misuse of social media, and others can take the form of laziness or bad examples which you witnessed.
  • Choose three strips of these blue cardboard paper strips provided and on each of them write one tide against which you have to fight.  Now roll these strips of paper and stick them on the boat template provided.
  • Finally, you can pray to God to help you stay firm against the tide while doing what He wants you to do.

Night prayer

Oh my God,
I adore You and I love You with all my heart.
I thank You for having created me
and saved me by Your grace
and for having preserved me during this day.
I pray You will take for Yourself whatever good I might have done this day
and that You will forgive me whatever evil I have done.
Protect me this night
and may Your grace be with me always.

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God speaks to us in many ways, including through prayer at home. Here you will find useful background and activities to better understand how to pray, helping you to connect with God in your daily life in a meaningful way.