What does a jingle bell, click pen, stone, binder clip, paperclip, warm fuzzy, and quarter have to do with quiet prayer? On Sundays in Lent, Quiet Lent Prayer Practices will return with all new Handheld Prayers. Our Handheld prayer satchels will contain five small objects that fit in our hands and remind us in a small, everyday way of the many options we have when we open the conversation to God in prayer.
Here is a file containing the information card in each satchel: https://familygodtime.files.wordpress.com/2019/03/handheld-prayers-explanation-card-2019.pdf
One of the things that we can do when we pray is to get all the things that bother us off of our chest. When we admit to the wrong things that we have done, it is called confession. When I have done something wrong, it often feels like a rock is in the pit of my stomach. If I try to ignore that feeling, it still bothers me, like the feeling of a pebble in my shoe. Hold your stone in the palm of your hand. As you do this, offer to God in prayer all those things that are weighing you down. You might choose to start with 1 John 1:8 “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.” Keep a stone handy this week, and practice offering your confession to God in prayer.