Clay Prayer

Have plasticine available for each person. (Can purchase at supermarket.)
Image and verses in italic on screen or paper.

Play Itunes Track ‘Dreamcatcher’ by Alexandre Desplat.
I invite you now to take a piece of the clay.  Meditate on the picture of God as the potter and you the clay, just let your hands pray and make whatever comes.

Isaiah 64:8
Yet, O LORD, you are our Father.
We are the clay, you are the potter;
we are all the work of your hand.

Have thine own way, Lord. Have thine own way.
Thou art the potter – I am the clay
Melt me and mold me after thy will,
While I am waiting, yielded and still

Clay Prayer to Close

Lord God, who creates all things for a reason,
shape us like clay to your purpose, tell us
our true names.
Fire us with the Holy Spirit, in darkness
and in light.
Guide us to the people and places
that can work your will in us.
For we are ready, Lord,
to be made your servants and your disciples
in Christ’s name.
Prayer from Jane Holland, Warwickshire