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Praying by Number series Praying by Number - Volumes 1 & 2 40 Creative Prayer Lessons & Activities

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Praying by Number series
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Praying by Number - Volumes 1 & 2
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40 Creative Prayer Lessons & Activities
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These focused, fun, faith-filled guides to teaching prayer open the door to creative techniques that can be used for intergenerational sessions and other classroom settings. The lessons are concrete and practical, centering around activities designed to bring out a particular prayer theme.

Activities include drama, dance, games, music, storytelling, and art to shape a stimulating environment in which to bring prayer alive. These valuable resources are a simple and direct method for teaching both children and adults how to talk with God.

  1. God
  2. Prayer Partners
  3. Trinity
  4. Parts of Prayer
  5. Senses
  6. Jars of Water
  7. Gifts of the Spirit
  8. Beatitudes
  9. Fruit of the Spirit
  10. Commandments
  11. The Lord’s Prayer
  12. The Apostles’ Creed
  13. Disciples
  14. Works of Mercy
  15. Stations of the Cross
  16. Old Testament Prophets
  17. Saint Patrick’s Prayers
  18. The Pharisee and the Publican
  19. Gospels
  20. Fingers and Toes
  21. Meal Time Prayers
  22. Evening Prayer
  23. Psalm 23
  24. 24 Hours
  25. Feast Days
  26. Letters of the Alphabet
  27. Books of the New Testament
  28. Promises of God
  29. Syllables
  30. Pieces of Silver
  31. Prayer Guide
  32. Names of Jesus
  33. Jesus’ Passion
  34. Body Postures
  35. Creation
  36. Growth Chart
  37. Symbols
  38. Spontaneous Prayer
  39. Prayer Chain
  40. Wilderness Experiences

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Format: Paperback + eResource
Product code: PW1116
Dimensions: 8½" x 11"
Length: 144 pages
Publisher:
The Pastoral Center
Written by Phyllis Vos Wezeman

Praise

This resource is a gift to any teacher preparing to tell the Good News! Traditional theology is presented in a contemporary fashion, scripture plays a central role in each chapter, and the subject matter can be easily adapted for children of a variety of age levels and still keep the heart of the lesson. The materials listed for each chapter are simple and easy to prepare. An invitation to prayer, an opportunity to pray, a realization that prayer can be part of our daily experience—that is what Phyllis offers us.
Sr. Luke Dworschak, O.P.
Can prayer really be taught? Is it just the gift that some spiritual giants somehow have? This book gives the kind of practical, yet imaginatively spiritual help to move into exploring one’s conversation with God. I suspect that many of us who are no longer technically ‘children’ have much to learn from it. The lessons are practical and yet imaginative. I think it would be great fun to go through these lessons. If you are not a ‘teacher,’ then borrow some children (perhaps grandchildren on a visit or godchildren) and join them in learning exciting things about prayer.
Sr. Marie Bernadette & Mrs. Deborah Ann Crimi, Catholic Grade School Teachers, Ridgewood, NY
This resource gives us practical, hands-on activities to use with children and young people in congregations and homes. Phyllis Wezeman furnishes teachers, parents, and worship leaders with choices for experiential learning in the area of prayer. Prayer is vital to the Christian life, something that is best learned through actual doing. Wezeman has created imaginative ways to enhance the "learning to pray" process. In clear, concise language, she lays out the goals, needed materials, and explanations for carrying out twenty lessons that use the numbers one to twenty as the organizing points.
Helene G. Zwyghuizen; Consultant, Children in Worship; Author, Leading Children in Worship

Author

As a religious educator, PHYLLIS VOS WEZEMAN has served as Director of Christian Nurture at a downtown congregation in South Bend, Indiana; Executive Director of the Parish Resource Center of Michiana; and Program Coordinator for ecumenical as well as interfaith organizations in Indiana and Michigan.

In academics, Phyllis has been Adjunct Faculty in the Education Department at Indiana University South Bend and in the Department of Theology at the University of Notre Dame. She is an "Honorary Professor" of the Saint Petersburg (Russia) State University of Pedagogical Art where she has taught methods courses for extended periods on several occasions. She has also been guest lecturer at the Shanghai Teachers College in China.

As founder of the not-for-profit Malawi Matters, Inc., she develops and directs HIV & AIDS Education programs with thousands of volunteers in 200 villages and more than 1,500 schools in Malawi, Africa including “Creative Methods of HIV & AIDS Education,” “Culture & HIV-AIDS,” and “Equipping Women/ Empowering Girls.”

Author or co-author of over 2,000 articles and books, she has written for over 80 publishers.

Phyllis served as President of Active Learning Associates, Inc.; a consultant or board member to numerous local and national organizations such as the American Bible Society, Church World Service, LOGOS, and the Peace Child Foundation; leader of a six- week youth exchange program to Russia and Ukraine; and Project Director for four Lilley Worship Renewal grants. She is the recipient of three “Distinguished Alumni Awards," the Aggiornamento Award from the Catholic Library Association, and the 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association of Presbyterian Church Educators (APCE).

Wezeman holds undergraduate degrees in Business, Communications, and General Studies from various institutions and an MS in Education from Indiana University South Bend.

Phyllis and her husband Ken (who met when they were in second and third grade in elementary school) have three children and their spouses, Stephanie (Jeff), David, and Paul (Deha); five grandchildren, Quin, Ayle, Lief, Ashley, and Jacob; and two great-grandsons, Maddox and Troy.

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