Rainbows have been such an important symbol during the Coronavirus crisis of how we are coming together as a community and supporting each other. Here is a prayer activity that children can easily do with their families at home.
You will need: items in the different colours of the rainbow- red, yellow, orange, green, blue, indigo and violet. You might want to make it a challenge to find one or two items of each colour inside or outside the house or you might use a product that has lots of the same things in all colours e.g. Lego
Ue the items to pray:
- Choose a colour, hold that colour item and thank God for as many things as you can think of that are that colour too.
- pray for people that each colour reminds you of
- Allocate types of prayer to different colours- choose a colour and pray that prayer e.g.
red- people who are ill
orange- people who need to be brave
yellow-thanks for things that make us happy
green- the environment
blue- people who are sad
indigo- people who take care of us
violet- questions you would like to ask God
- draw rainbows and ask God to bless people in your community. Give the pictures to neighbours or hang then in your windows