Cardboard home

Prayer Spaces at Home and A prayer for the homeless

Hi kids!

On the 10th of February here in Malta we celebrate the feast of St. Paul.  We commemorate when St Paul and his companions were shipwrecked in Malta because of a storm.  Thanks to St Paul we came to know Jesus and we became part of God’s family too.  This could happen because the Maltese Natives of those days were kind-hearted and welcomed St Paul and all those who had survived.  As is written in the Bible they also lit a bonfire for them because it was cold.

The Maltese of those days set an example for us.  They teach us how sensitive we ought to be to the needs of others:  including the refugees, the poor and the homeless.

The prayer space we are going to do today with those who share our same household is called:- Cardboard Home and to do it we need:-

  • a large cardboard box or enough cardboard to form a box
  • markers
  • optional a house template

Take some time to think of people who live in poverty and are homeless.  Although they live in countries like Malta, they still have no shelter for the night.

5 second  pause.  

Crawl into the cardboard box and think about how you would feel if you had to live and sleep in this box on the streets in the cold.

After you take time to reflect, get out of the box and you can either write a prayer onto the cardboard box or onto a house template.  Pray to God to provide people who are ready to help the poor and homeless children, teens, grown ups and elderly.

10 second pause gathered in prayer.

Bye Bye Friends till we meet again.

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.