The children will learn how to create their own morning or evening prayer.
The basic format is as follows:
One to three psalms (usually prayed by alternating sides of a group or in responsorial style)
Short Scripture reading
The Canticle of Zechariah (Luke 1:68-79) for morning prayer or The Canticle of Mary (Luke 1:46-55) for evening prayer
Four to five Prayers of Petition
The Lord's Prayer
Closing prayer or blessing
The group can then use their prayer service during the next session (or plan a special time to invite their parents to join them.)
Before your guest speaker arrives, prepare with the children several questions that your group would like to ask, such as:
Why did you start praying the Liturgy of the Hours?
What do you like best about this form of prayer?
Do you ever pray this way with others, or do you pray it alone?