Pastor Laura and our fifth grade girls have been discovering the power and beauty of movement to express our prayer this summer. Last Sunday Pastor Laura brought some of this whole body prayer into our worship gathering. Here it is for you.

Lesson: Psalm 116:1-2

“I love the LORD because he hears my voice,

(Arms at your side, palms open, fingers stretched out and reach straight back behind you, palms open--chin up, heart/chest open)

and my prayer for mercy.

(Arms come up now reaching out to on either side of your body, bent at the elbows, palms facing the sky--arms w/ head in the shape of a "W")

Because he bends down to listen,

(Bend knees like you're going to sit on a chair, with hands resting above the knees)

I will pray… 

(Stand; Prayer position; palms pressed together in front of your chest)

as long as I have breath.”

(Arms reach straight back behind you, palms open--chin up, heart/chest open)

This is God’s living Word.

ALL: Thanks be to God.