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Please pray for this ministry – may God bless you for your interest.

John Wood, Rural Dean of Purbeck

"Lord Jesus Christ, you taught us that we must become like children in order to enter God’s kingdom, and you took children in your arms to bless them; guide us as we work to bring your special blessing to the young people in our communities in Purbeck; through your Spirit, give us wisdom to know how to do this; give us strength to undertake the task; give us compassion and a caring heart to reach out with your love, that your kingdom may grow and all rejoice in your blessing; for your glory’s sake. Amen"

Friday, 18 October 2013

Pentecost Kites

At the beginning of a service or in the middle during the adult sermon or out in Sunday groups take three kite shapes, add a ribbon on the bottom, make tails from card.
Each shape has a symbol for Pentecost, a dove, a flame, the wind,. Talk to the children/young people about what the different symbols tell us about the Holy Spirit. Then encourage them to decorate the kites. Finally ask them to write prayers onto the tail ribbons and add to the tails/streamers. Here are two of the prayers  the children wrote.
Heavenly Father, Help us feel your Holy Spirit move and shape our lives....Amen
Fill the leaders of all the countries of the world with a spirit of peace and brotherhood. Amen
You could then take these and place them at the altar.

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