In Jerusalem there is a wall, called the Wailing Wall, where thousands of people push their paper prayers into tiny cracks every day. After the UK riots in 2011, prayer walls appeared in lots of cities – people wanted to express their hopes, fears, gratitude and requests to God. This activity provides an open space for pupils to write or draw their prayers and add it to a ‘prayer wall’.
There are lots of alternative ways to set up a ‘Prayer Wall’-style prayer activity. Pupils could write or draw their prayers onto sheets of lining paper that have been pinned onto walls, making it more of a graffiti-style prayer wall. Or, instead of a wall, students could attach their prayers to some kind of prayer tree. With post-it notes, you can use almost any object or location and turn it into a ‘Prayer Wall’.
To get started, please watch the short video and download the PDF.