His temple

Prayer Spaces at Home and a Prayer for the elderly

A Maltese proverb advises us to hold dear to the old people’s wise words. This proverb tells us that it is from listening to the elderly that we can learn wisdom. These wise old people can be our neighbours or grandparents who love and want us to recognise God’s constant presence and love within us. They remind us that we are all temples where God lives. 

  • Take an envelope and stick its front side to one of the A4 papers provided. Open the envelope, and stick the triangular opened flap too. 
  • On top of the envelope, draw the sign of the cross and while you stick your photo or draw yourself in the middle, look at the picture and remind yourself that we are all like temples where God lives. 
  • Now, take some time to think of old people who, with their words of wisdom, help you to get to know more God and his presence in everyone. 
  • Write the names of these wise old people on the envelope and thank God for them. Ask him to bless them and pr

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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.