First on my list today is a thank you, God, for my awesome assistants Grayson, Felicia, Madilyn, and Abbie! (Can you tell that it's wacky hair day?)
Today we talked about intercessory prayer--the one prayer style which comes easiest to all of us. Of course, at the top of the children's lists were their assorted pets--but next were grandparents and great-grandparents, both living and dead.
We kept a chart with the names of those for whom the children requested prayers--it's an abbreviated list because we only took a couple of minutes for requests. What I loved was when the children began to feel free to go and add names to our station list--and of course they were invited to write their own names in their prayer journals.
Here's photos of our prayer list--at the beginning of the day, and when the last group left.
We also had another intercessory prayer today; Deacon Russ had a procedure this morning during our VBS session. At our morning opening worship, Rev. Katie led the children in a prayer which we videoed and texted to Russ. That's intercessory prayer!