Personal-Noise Survey

Activity Objective

The young people will reflect on the need for silence in their lives.

Lesson Outcome

The young people should be able to pray reflectively on God's presence, his invitation, and our response.


  • Copies of the personal-noise survey
  • Pencils


  • Lead the young people in a discussion of why silence is essential for a healthy prayer life.
  • Distribute copies of the personal-noise survey or write it on the board. Allow sufficient time for the young people to answer the following questions:

What place for you is the most silent? Home? School? Church? Yard? Neighborhood? Other?
What time of day is the most silent? Morning? Afternoon? Evening? Night?
When are you the most silent? In church? At school? At home? In trouble? Other?
Do you choose to work in silence, without a TV or music? Why or why not?
Why do you think young people like to play music loudly?
Does silence make you nervous? Why or why not?
What is one thing you can do to cut down on the noise in your life?
Invite volunteers to share their answers with the entire group.

Learning Styles

Logic/Math Smart, Word Smart

Approximate Time

20 minutes