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What is Prayer?

Edge Night Outline

Goal of this Night

The goal of this night is to help the youth understand that prayer is a personal and living relationship with Christ, and to help the youth begin to understand the importance of this relationship with their Savior.

About this night

God has given us a great gift – the gift of prayer. These are not simply words to say to God, but an experience to share with Him. God has an unquenchable thirst for us that will not be satisfied until we are with Him in paradise. Prayer is the beautiful opportunity for us to encounter God’s thirst for us as we thirst for Him. Christ calls each of us to have a relationship with Him, which can only develop by coming frequently to Him in prayer.

This Edge Night’s theme is from the story of the women at the well found in the Gospel of John. The night will begin with a water relay race using broken cups, which are supposed to be like the broken cisterns that we bring to God to fill. The Proclaim is focused on how prayer is a gift, is from the heart, and is meant to be used to develop a relationship with the living God. After the Proclaim, there will be time for small group discussion, and then everyone will gather back together to do a meditation on the Our Father. The meditation will lead right into the closing prayer, which focuses on coming humbly to God and asking Him for His divine assistance.

Parental Notice

Today we began our semester on prayer. Prayer is a great gift from God, and today we have only begun ripping off the wrapping paper. God desires all of His children to pray to Him, not because He needs us to, but because He knows we need to. He deeply desires for each of us to pray to Him, so that we can all have a personal and living relationship with God. The youth today were able to hear this message of great love and take some time to open their hearts to God and speak to Him. Consider the following questions for discussion this week:

What does it mean for you to have a personal and living relationship with Jesus?

How do you hope to pray more throughout your week?

Do you think it is important for us as a family to pray together? In what ways can we pray together as a family?

Environment

The well that is mentioned in the environment will need at least few days to be made and painted. If possible, ask a few parents to help create and set up the environment for the night.

The room should be set up to look like the desert – dry and barren. In the front or middle of the room, build a well out of cardboard; put empty vases or containers around the well. If possible, put a small table in the well; place a statue or picture of Jesus on it as well as a bowl of holy water.

 

Supplies List

  • Plastic Cups
  • Tape
  • Duct Tape
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Buckets
  • Water

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