The Edge Nights cover introduction to prayer and the basic types of prayer. This semester also includes nights on the Our Father and the Hail Mary. We hope this semester helps your young people dive into a life of prayer.
- Prayer Squared: What Can Help Me Pray?
The goal of this night is for the middle school youth to be equipped with different tools and guides that can aid in their growing prayer life. The approach of this night is to build off what has already been learned, the youth know what prayer is, where to pray, how to start prayer, what to pray about, and now they will be given specific prayers and things to do that can help them when they are actually praying to further their relationship with Christ.
- Without Ceasing: Is Prayer Really That Important?
The goal of this Edge Night is to help the youth understand that prayer is a vital part of the Christian life and that in praying without ceasing, we can constantly seek God’s will for our lives and share His love and goodness with others.
- The Time Is Now: When Do I Pray?
The goal of this Edge Night is for the youth to continue to grow in their prayer life and to come to a greater understanding of when to pray. The goal is to help them come to have a structured and consistent prayer life so that they can begin, or continue, to foster a relationship with Jesus Christ.
- Father vs. Genie: Does God Really Hear Me When I Pray?
The goal of this Edge Night is for the middle school youth to come to a greater understanding of how God hears every prayer. Although it may seem like prayers go unanswered, God answers every prayer according to His will. The youth will come to understand the importance of prayer, which draws us closer to God and His will.
- On Your Mark, Get Set, Pray!: How Do I Start Prayer?
The goal for the night is for the youth to understand the importance of starting to pray and truly entering into a personal relationship with Christ. The middle school youth will be given practical tips on how to start praying and also come to understand why Catholics make the sign of the cross every time they begin their prayers. Youth will be encouraged to put aside any fear or laziness that might be holding them back from beginning, or continuing, their relationship with Christ.
- Conversation With Christ: What Do I Pray About?
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.
- Sacred Places: Where Do I Pray?
The goal of this Edge Night is to provide the middle school youth with a clear understanding of the importance of praying both in community and as individuals. They will also learn where they can go to spend time in prayer.
- Well of Life: What is Prayer?
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.
- @PRAYTOGOD: What is prayer?
The goal of this Edge Night is to invite the youth into a relationship with God through prayer and to help the youth to understand what prayer is and that it is the foundation of our lives as Christians. This night will focus on Jesus as our model of prayer and reflect on His example to help us to pray.
- Magnify: Praying the Hail Mary
The goal of this Edge Night is to introduce Mary, the mother of Christ as the Mother of God, as well as show how she points us to Christ. The youth will also learn about prayer to Mary as an intercessor.
- Red Carpet: Prayer of Adoration
The goal of this Edge Night is to introduce the youth to a form of prayer called adoration. The night will explore what it means to adore God for who He is and to have a time of actual Eucharistic Adoration.
- I’m Sorry! So Sorry!: Prayer of Contrition
- The Deep End: Prayer of Praise
The goal of this Edge Night is to explore the prayer of praise and to help the youth see the importance of directing our lives to praising God through our heart and our actions.
- Daily Decision: Prayer Life 101
The goal of this Edge Night is to show that prayer is not a one-time decision, just for special occasions, or only when we are in trouble. Prayer is a way of life that takes time and dedication, and it is not always easy or glamorous.
- Lord Help Me: Prayer of Petition
The goal of this Edge Night is to introduce prayers of petition to the middle school youth. This night will give the youth an opportunity to spend some quiet time in prayer and teach them how to keep a prayerful heart throughout day.
- Thanks be to God: Prayer of Thanksgiving
The goal of this Edge Night is to help middle school youth grow in relationship with Christ through prayers of thanksgiving. This night will give the middle school youth an opportunity to share what they are thankful for.
- Hallowed: Praying the Lord’s Prayer
The goal of this Edge Night is to examine the Our Father and see where it comes from and for the youth to understand the meaning of the words we pray each time we say it.
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- The Rosary: An Edge Catechetical Night
- Contemplative Prayer: An Edge Catechetical Night
- Eucharistic Adoration: An Edge Catechetical Night
- The Prayer of St. Francis: An Edge Catechetical Night
- The Prayer of St. Michael: An Edge Catechetical Night
- The Prayer of St. Joseph: An Edge Catechetical Night
- The Lord’s Prayer: An Edge Catechetical Night