Inspire your middle school students with prayer services that help them explore God, their faith, and the complexities of adolescence.
Here are prayer services for sixth, seventh, and eighth graders. They’re not for little kids or young adults. Using language, ideas, and formats familiar to ‘tweens, these prayers introduce methods like meditation, litanies, intercessions, novenas, and even lectio divina.
There are noisy prayer celebrations and quiet, contemplative devotions. Prayers to mark Church seasons and feast days, and prayers that get students moving, thinking, reading Scripture, and shouting praise. Prayers that connect faith concepts and the lives of the saints to the realities of being an adolescent in today’s world.
The good news for catechists and teachers is that most of these prayer services require very little preparation, so you can focus on helping your students discover that God’s immense love for them is here to stay—long after middle school is over.
Connie Clark is the author of several books for young people, including 12 Fun and Easy Plays for Middle Schoolers and A Prayerbook for Confirmation Candidates, both from Twenty-Third Publications. She is a volunteer catechist at St. Kilian Church in Mission Viejo, California.
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