Active & Interactive Prayers: Prayer Planes

Contributed by: Charlie Baker, Diocese of Auckland

This is a fun way to encourage youth to pray for each other. You’ll need pens, A4 paper and a big open space.

Invite your group to write an intercession or prayer request onto a piece of paper. They can put their name on it, or keep it anonymous if they would prefer. Then instruct them to fold the paper into a dart.

Line everyone up, and on the count of three, tell them to throw their dart as far as they can. Once all the darts have been thrown, release them to go and pick up someone else’s dart – not their own!

Then – in pairs or small groups – open up the darts and pray for whatever they find has been written on it.