Posts tagged Guided Meditations for Children

Jairus’ Daughter: A guided meditation for families.

Monday 2 July 2012

Here is a meditation/ story based on yesterday’s gospel that can be used at a family prayer time. In this story, there is a real intimacy to Jesus’ interaction with both the woman in Jairus. It helps to speak Jesus’ words softly and allow children time to hear them and imagine the reaction in the […]

The Cedar that God grew- A story for family prayer time.

Tuesday 19 June 2012

The imagery of the readings on Sunday has stayed with me. The Old Testament reading, from Ezekiel is very similar to the second parable Jesus tells in the gospel. Here is the text: “‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: I myself will take a shoot from the very top of a cedar and plant […]

Of tiny seeds.

Sunday 17 June 2012

Here is a version of the story used with the children today. I used the Rubelev Icon of the Holy Trinity, an icon of the Crucifixion and some black mustard seeds. The first part can be omitted (particularly for use with younger children and just the parables used. Before we begin, let’s think about what […]

Images of the Spirit 3: Guided meditation for Children.

Friday 1 June 2012

This image of the Holy Spirit is inspired by a reflection by Catholic Philospher, Peter Kreeft. He is also a surfer so the link between the Sea and God is a natural one for him, and maybe also for us who also live by it. Close you eyes. You are on a beach. What sort […]

Images of the Spirit 1: Guided meditation for Children.

Monday 28 May 2012

Last week, in the run up to Pentecost, I was struck by some of the images used in the readings from the Saints in the Office. I have turned some of them into guided meditations to use with children. Images can be useful as they can go beyond words. Sometimes, in the Spiritual life our […]