Ray of light

Prayer Spaces at Home and a Prayer for the environment

Hello kids! 

The 16th September is a day dedicated to the destruction of the Ozone Layer. The ozone layer is a shield of gases surrounding the earth and protecting it from the sun’s rays. On this day we are reminded of the importance of taking care of this shield as unfortunately this was being torn and the sun’s rays were causing more damage to the people’s skin. 

Today’s prayer space is called Ray of Light, and we need internet access, paper, pen, pencil or colours.  

Take some time and search about the Ozone Layer, look for the damage it has been having in recent years. Look for ways how you can help in limiting the damage, for example using the car less, choosing natural cleaning products and buying local produce. 

Create a list of 3 things that you and your family can do to contribute to a better environment. Decorate this paper and put it up in a place where all family members can see, so they are reminded of what they need to do. 

 Now gather your thoughts and pray for forgiveness for the times we did not appreciate the beauty of nature and harmed it. Pray for forgiveness for the destruction we did to nature rather than taking care of it. 

Bye bye friends! 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.