Conversation With Christ
What Do I Pray About?
Edge Night Outline
Goal of this Night
The goal of the night is to reveal to the youth that we can pray about absolutely anything. Because prayer has to do with fostering a relationship with Christ rather than an obligation, the youth will come to see the importance of being present and authentic when they pray.
About this night
The main idea of the night is to emphasis the fact that prayer is a relationship and that the youth should talk to Christ in prayer as they would talk to a friend. The night will begin with a fun and noisy game. Then, the night will progress to the Proclaim where the youth will be encouraged to be authentic in prayer and to talk to Christ about anything. They will have time in small groups to discuss the different conversations they have in their lives, and how they can start to have more of a conversation with Jesus Christ in their prayer. The youth will also have some time to pray and talk with Christ. The night will end with a fun activity where the youth will get to have conversations with other youth they may not already know and continue to build community and new friendships.
Make all necessary preparations for the environment. Have four Core Members volunteer to be the squad leader for the Gather game. Give each Core Member a slip of paper and have them write down their cell phone number. Make sure that the Core Member’s cell phone is off silent when they are playing the Gather game.
At Edge Night we talked about what to pray about. We discussed how prayer is a conversation with Christ and that you can talk to Him about anything and everything. We also reiterated that you should always be honest and authentic in prayer. Here are some questions you can ask your youth about the night.
- How much time do you spend on your phone or the Internet? Does that need to change?
- When should we plan to attend the Sacrament of Reconciliation as a family at the parish? (Make sure to give the parents the times for Reconciliation at your parish.)
Decorated the room with posters that have common text words, such as “LOL, TTYL or ROFL” written largely on them with markers. If you have TV’s, turn them all on. Have music blaring. The goal is to create an atmosphere of over-stimulation due to media.
- Poster Board
- “Conversation with Christ” Handout pg. 36
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