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Spiritual/Prayer Exercises

  • Mandala Prayer and Contemplation
    • Visit this link to print out a mandala(s) of your choice. Then, using, markers, crayons, and/or colored pencils, color in the mandala. As you're coloring, utilize this time to center yourself. Pray. Meditate. Contemplate. Use this quiet and concentrated space to be in conversation with God. (For those interested, check out this book as well: Praying with Mandalas: A Colorful, Contemplative Practice.)
  • Family Post-It Note Prayer Wall
    • Create a family post-it note prayer wall. Simply choose a wall in your home and keep a stack of post-it notes and a pen/pencil nearby so that prayers can be added as you feel led. On the sticky side, write a prayer, a person's name, words, and/or phrases. On the non-sticky side, draw a picture or create a symbol that represents your prayer. Post it on the wall.
  • God Sightings
    • In youth ministries at Second, we often ask, "Where have you seen God today?" In this time of distance, separation, and uncertainty, it can be difficult to feel God's presence. And yet, we cling to the hope that God is far bigger and far more creative than being bound to any one place or space. God is active and engaged in, with, and through all things. And so, we ask, "Where have you seen God today?" Here are some ideas of how you might explore this question: 
      • Each day, take some time as a family to share where each of you have seen and/or experienced God.
      • Keep a daily journal about where you've seen God show up in your life.
      • Go for a walk, a run, and/or a bike ride (or whatever you'd like!) and take some time to reflect on the ways in which God is engaged in your life and in the world.