Love. You’re Fab. For Ever. Wow. These are just some of the 100+ different messages on Love Heart sweets (Love Heart Wikipedia page). But the messages aren’t important. What’s important is that they represent love.
Amongst many other things, love can be used to describe feelings of warm personal attachment, of deep affection towards a parent or friend. This activity encourages pupils to think about the people in their lives who they love in this way, people who they enjoy being with, people who they are thankful for, and to then pray for them as they eat a sweet.
It’s important to have clear instructions with this prayer activity, or maybe a team member alongside, to ensure that the students only take one sweet instead of a whole handful… (“but sir, I can think of so many people that I love!“) There are other prayer activities in our library that focus on thankfulness and gratitude.
“Love is patient, love is kind, it isn’t jealous, it doesn’t brag, it isn’t arrogant, it isn’t rude, it doesn’t seek its own advantage, it isn’t irritable, it doesn’t keep a record of complaints, it isn’t happy with injustice, but it is happy with the truth. Love puts up with all things, trusts in all things, hopes for all things, endures all things. Love never fails.” Paul, 1 Corinthians 13v 4+
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