Closing Discussion and Prayer
Spend some time discussing and reflecting on this lesson and then close with a prayer below.
After this lesson, how would you answer the question: When has God shown up?
What are some other times in scripture when God has shown up?
What to Remember:
God calls and sends us to do God’s work
Getting Ready for Prayer
Given that we are called by God and sent by God:
If you close your eyes, can you hear your own heartbeat? Try.
If you close your eyes, place your hand over your heart and beat, thump-thump, thump-thump, thump-thump, can you hear the heartbeats of others around you? Try.
Could it be that our heartbeats are God’s call and the very thing that sends us out to make the world a better place?
While you think about these questions: stand up, feet together, arms behind you, head bowed and listen for heart beats during this prayer.
Invite the students to pray with you as you read the prayer below.
Go out into the world to join God in the work of love, of peace, of justice.
Take in the breath of life.
Take off your shoes.
Know that you are ever in the presence of the Holy and Living God.
Go in peace. Amen.