His Temple

Prayer Spaces at Home and A prayer to our grandparents

Hi kids!

Have you ever heard the Maltese proverb that advises us to hold dear to the old people’s spoken wise words?  It tells us that it is from listening to the elderly that we can learn wisdom. 

In the story of when Jesus was presented in the temple, St Luke tells us that the Spirit helped an old man named Simeon and an old lady named Anna to recognise that God was closer to them  than they could have ever imagined. So close that Simeon could hold him in his arms and this filled his heart with joy. 

Around us we meet old people like Simeon and Anna who speak words of wisdom because they recognised Jesus.  These wise old people could be our neighbours or our grandparents who love us and want us to  recognise God’s presence within us too. We are his temple! 

The prayer space we are going to do today (with those who share our same household) is called:- His Temple  and  to do it  we need:

  • An a4 preferably coloured paper
  • An a5 white envelope with a  triangular shaped flap for closing
  • A passport size photo of yours.
  • Uhu Stick 
  • Markers

Start by sticking the front side of the envelope  to the A4 paper.  Open the envelope and stick the opened triangular  flap too. 

On top of the envelope draw the sign of the cross and while you stick your photo in the middle ( you can draw your own self if you don’t have a photo) look at the picture and remind yourself that we are all like temples where God lives and where we get to know him.

Now, take some time to think of old people who with their words of wisdom help us to get to know more God and his presence in each and every one of us.

5 second  pause.  

Write the names of these wise old people  on the envelope and pray for them.

You can ask God to bless all the old people and thank Him for their wisdom because they teach us how to see him and to see that he is always loving us unconditionally.  

A 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.