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Faith Formation: Prayer

Resources including: Children & Family Curricula & Storytime; Confirmation/Affirmation of Baptism; Denominational Resources; Tween & Teen Mental and Spiritual Health; Sexuality & Identity; and Online/At-Home Tech

Welcome

Welcome to The Ministry Lab's curated list of resources geared toward Bible study with young people. Here you'll find:

  • Websites and Curricula suitable for sharing online or in person
  • Blogs, Podcasts & Articles with helpful tips and worthwhile content
  • Activity Suggestions & Resources
  • Books and Downloadable resources to share with or through parents

If you don't find a resource to fit your need, you might also look in our Contemplative Practices/Introductions guide, or don't hesitate to consult with The Ministry Lab's director, Emily Meyer, who is happy to assist you.

Books

Frolic Storybook Collection: Complete 13-book Set, Paperback Edition

SparkHouse's Frolic storybooks present common early childhood (pre-K-K/2-3 yrs.) challenges encountered by the charming Frolic friends. Using the faith practice of prayer, each friend manages the challenge and finds a solution.

Picture of 3-Minute Prayers for Brave Boys     Picture of 3-Minute Prayers for Courageous Girls     Ain't Burned All the Bright          Daddy and Me     Dear Mama God cover mockup     Picture of Decisions, Decisions Devotions for Kids          Everyday Prayers for Families     Faith Practices          The Lord's Prayer Illustrated Prayer Booklet     Little Prayers for Everyday Life     The Lord's Prayer Sticker Sheets      Loved     Mommy and Me     Prayers for Faithful Families: Everyday Prayers for Everyday Life     Prayers for the People by Terry J. Stokes     Simple Prayers for Children     Picture of Sing, Wrestle, Spin     There's No Wrong Way to Pray     What Do I Do with Worry?     Wonder Awaits!     This affirming book celebrates the curiosity and thought-provoking questions children ask.

This family discussion guide accompanies There's No Wrong Way to Pray.

Activity Suggestions

Picture of Bread of Life

The Great Banquet: Parable Series     

Narrative Yoga: Connects a Children's Story with RCL Bible texts for Sunday worship

"Choose Love" connects Elizabeti's School to Matthew 21:23-32
"Stepping Into the Unknown" connects Scaredy Squirrel at the Beach to Exodus 16:2-15

"Live and Let Live" connects The Grumpy Pets to Romans 14:1-12
"Work It Out" uses the story Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse to Matthew 18:15-20

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Tween/Teen Devotions & Journals

Picture of Choose Adventure     Picture of Choose Extraordinary                    Dream Up Now: The Teen Journal for Creative Self-Discovery     Prayers for the People by Terry J. Stokes     We Rise Higher: Poems and Prayers for Graduates     Picture of You Are Worthy, Girl. Never Forget That!     You Can Talk To God Like That: The Surprising Power of Lament to Save Your Faith

Websites & Curricula

Here's a wonderful list of Inclusive Versions of the Prayer of Jesus. I don't know who compiled it, but most of the prayers are cited for use!

P.S. I would not use the title, 'The Prayer of Jesus': so far as we know, this was never a prayer Jesus prayed. This is the Prayer Jesus Taught Us, the prayer Jesus instructed his followers to pray.

forma/Faith@Home shares weekly and semi-daily RCL “lectionary-based readings and reflections” for discussions in youth group or at home; age-appropriate options for toddler through high school

is an online daily devotion that includes leading questions that could be discussion starters.

In Our Library

     The Blessing Cup: Prayer Rituals for Families and Groups  -     By: Rock Travnikar     1094071          1072481     1289656     Image 1                    Stock image for Daybook for New Voices: A calendar of Reflections and Prayers by and for Youth for sale by Rainy Day Paperback     Don't Forget to Flush: A Bathroom Devotional for Kids     Downtime: Helping Teenagers Pray - eBook  -     By: Mark Yaconelli     Mary: Seeing God through the Eyes of a Mother  -     By: Eugene H. Peterson     Ruth: Discovering Your Place in God's Story  -     By: Eugene H. Peterson     The Gift of Hard Things     Go Deep: Spiritual Practices For Youth Ministry  -     By: Doris Kizinna          Growing Souls: Experiments in Contemplative Youth Ministry - eBook  -     By: Mark Yaconelli     9780829818536: Holy Things for Youth Ministry: 13 Practical Sessions     Imaginative Prayer for Youth Ministry          omg / devotionals for teens + young adults (COVER)     Prayer & Prayer Activities: For Worship with Adults, Children and All-Ages, Years A, B & C [With CDROM] Cover Image               Paperback Savoring God Book     Paperback Soul Shaper Book     9780687030798: Soul Tending: Life Forming Practices for Older Youth and Young Adults     The Teenage Prayer Experiment Notebook  -     By: Miranda Threlfall-Holmes     Paperback Tween Prayer: Friendship with God Book     Wonder, Fear, and Longing, Paperback