Our resource recommendation for this week is: the Thy Kingdom Come family resources pack.
You can find it here: https://www.thykingdomcome.global/resources/digital-family-prayer-adventure-map
What is it?
Lots of resources to help encourage families to pray together.
Who is it for?
Families of primary aged children.
What can I find there?
Thy Kingdom Come has been running since 2016. It began with the Archbishop’s of Canterbury and York inviting the Church of England to pray and ithas since grown into a call to prayer for people all over the world.
I actually heard about it when my parent’s church got involved this year. They are currently one week in and they are finding it to be a real encouragement! So I thought I’d check it out and found a whole host of children’s resources that help to explore what prayer is all about.
If you follow the link above you will find three very helpful resources:
An augmented reality prayer map – a downloadable map that will respond with an app on your phone to bring it to life! This is a great way of bringing a sense of fun and adventure into a prayer session. Although the map started officially on the 21st May there’s no reason why you couldn’t start it at any point and follow along with your family in your own time.
A Family Prayer Adventure Podcast – a short podcast that will explore one aspect of prayer a day with stories, games, songs and a prayer activity. They’ve drawn together some great storytellers and musicians to bring this podcast together so it’s a fun listen for all the family. Hopefully it can start off some discussions to help you grow together in your prayer times.
A Family Prayer Journal – a journal that you can complete together to help you along with your discussions. A great way to reflect on what we pray about and why we do it. This journal is bright and colourful so it’s very child friendly.
I hope that these resources can inspire you and your family in your prayer times together.