Boat of Necessity

Prayer Spaces at Home and a Prayer for a better life

Have you ever had a ride on a boat? Do you remember what were your feelings when the boat was moving into the sea? It sways while the captain follows the compass to find the destination. And there are times when he faces difficulties until he manages to find the place he wants to go to. This is an image of our lives. Thus quiet time and sacrifices are necessary to be content and fulfilled in our lives.   Today’s Prayer Space is called:

Boat of Necessity

One needs:

  • a plain colored paper, any color to form a boat
  • a pen or a pencil
  • colors
  • a basin 
  • water (or if you would like you can go near the seaside)

Fill in the basin with water. While pouring water, think of that something that you wish to change in yourself, especially in your character. This endeavour will help you feel better and you will be able to help others. Form a boat with the paper, and on it write what you would like to change in yourself to live happier. Put the boat in the water (in the basin or the sea) and pray to God to help you to continue to transform yourself in Him.

Origami Boat Instructions.

How to use this space

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.