Feeling the Spirit in My Prayer

Activity Objective

To help the children feel the presence of the Holy Spirit in their hearts, helping them live peaceful lives

Lesson Outcome

The children will describe how the Holy Spirit helps us live prayerful lives.


  • Tell the children that this activity will help them feel the presence of the Holy Spirit in their hearts.
  • Tell them that today you will be going outside where each of them can find a special place to pray a short prayer to the Holy Spirit. Ask why they think outside would be a good place for this prayer. (The wind will remind them of the Holy Spirit. We feel but can't see the wind; we feel the strength of the Holy Spirit, but we can't see him.)
  • Talk briefly about some things they might say in their prayer to the Spirit. Suggest that they close their eyes during their prayer and let themselves feel the wind blowing. Go outside as a group, and stay quiet and apart from each other.
  • After a few minutes of silent reflection, ask the children to follow you quietly back inside. Invite them to comment on their experiences.
  • Conclude by reminding the children that the Holy Spirit is always there for them, helping them be witnesses to Jesus.


Learning Styles

Body Smart, Self Smart

Approximate Time

10 minutes


Obtain permission from your catechetical leader to take the children outside.