Us citizens

Prayer Spaces at Home and A prayer in union with creation

We are citizens of Heaven and Earth. We have duties towards God, towards each other, towards the worldly leaders and towards the rest of the Creation.

The Holy Scriptures remind us that we can be good citizens by first serving God. For example, it is our duty as Christians to pay taxes since in this way we will show that it is better to have a properly run state than to have anarchy.  This is because  in anarchy there will be no responsible leaders and humans live in chaos and disorder.  God works through human institutions to build a community of love. 

The prayer space we are going to do today is called  Us Citizens and  to do it  we need:

  • A map template of your country
  • Biros or markers

Take some time to think of ways how you can love God in all that you say or do and be a good citizen.

Take a 5-second  pause. 

On the map template provided, write a prayer for your country and for all the citizens to do all they can so that everyone will be able to live the basic human rights and needs.

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.