Moving forward

Prayer Spaces at Home and a Prayer to move forward and let go

Hi kids!

Think of the times when you went for a picnic and took your bicycle with you. Maybe you went for a ride on your bicycle with your siblings or friends and maybe you even raced each other! While you were on your bikes, did you ever notice that the spokes of each wheel would turn together? What keeps the spokes together? It’s the axle that helps the wheels move together so that the cyclist can move the bicycle forward to his destination at his own pace. Every year, between the 18th and the 25th January, Christians from different denominations from all over the world gather together to pray for unity between them. Christians find their unity in Christ who unites us all like the axle unites the spokes of the wheel on a bicycle. 

This prayer space is called Moving forward.

For this Prayer Space you will need:

  • A picture of a bicycle or wheel (any bicycle, not necessarily one which can be driven) or a video clip of a turning wheel (you can look for this on the internet)
  • a plain paper or cardboard (any colour)
  • Colouring pencils or markers,
  • a pen and pencil
  • A quiet corner

Observe the wheel as it turns round or alternatively ride your bicycle while you reflect about this.

On the plain paper draw a wheel (a large circle with a smaller circle inside it and lines connecting both circles).

On the axle write the word ‘Jesus’ and between the spokes write about situations when you helped others by being more loving.

Ride your bicycle again and thank God for being with you in these situations. Ask Him to help you to move forward and make progress in your life.

Bye Bye Kids! Until 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.