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World Prayer

Things needed: Masking tape (2 rolls?), updates from missionaries, news reports from around the world, stones.

As part of our once a month alternative service I drew out a map of the world on the floor using masking tape. I then placed copies of news articles from various countries and some of the prayer requests from theĀ Tearfund website alongside newsletters from our church’s missionaries. You could also include some articles from theĀ Newsround website as theses are short and easy to read. I then asked people to spend some time praying for these different areas (or any other areas/situations they knew of), and when they had done this to place a stone on that area. Simple but effective.

Or alternatively – you could map out your town, county, or the UK.