The book of Acts emphasizes the importance of meeting together in prayer (Acts 1:14, 2:42, 2:46) and this is as essential today as it was for the early church. Prayer is the heartbeat and backbone for all we do. As Matthew 18:20 reminds us, "where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them."
Prayer weaving provides a simple visual reminder of the strength, unity and beauty of group prayer. However, this approach can also be used individually to help you structure your prayer thoughts.
- Cut a couple of coloured A4 sheets of card, in to ruler width lengths. Give individuals a piece of the trimmed card and ask them to write their prayer request on one side. Then ask people to add their written request to the prayer weave. Use 1 colour for the warp (vertical) and another for the weft (horizontal).
- A variation on this activity would be to place strips containing God’s promises, themes, individual names, or words of thanks as the warp and interweave these with your own prayers.