Have you ever tasted grape juice? Many times on the packets of fruit juices we read; 100% real fruit juice. Obviously we can have no grape juice without having the vine.
Jesus compares Himself to the vine and us to the branches. Away from the vine, the branches will not bear any fruit and they will die. During this week we are called to pray for unity amongst all Christians because unity is very important. If like the different branches we stay connected to the vine then we can bear fruit. Not grapes and apples but fruits of the spirit that make a good life like kindness, goodness and self control. No wonder so many Christians around the world are praying for unity amongst them and with Christ this week and we are here joining them!
The prayer space we are going to do today (and with those who share our same household) is called: One Vine and to do it we need:-
After you think of how vital it is for the branches to stay connected to the vine so that they can bear fruit, close your eyes and take some time to imagine yourself and other Christians as branches united and connected with each other and with Jesus Christ our vine.
5 second pause.
Now on the vine template, make fingerprints to symbolise the grapes along the branches.
Look at your prints and think of all the good things we can do if we stay united together and with Christ Our Source of Life.
Continue to talk to God about this and pray for more unity amongst all the followers of Jesus Christ.
A 10 second pause gathered in prayer.
Bye Bye Friends till we meet again.