Equipment: Strips of paper, Felt Pens. One or more voices say the following aloud:

The people write their intercessions on the strips of paper

Start handing out paper strips and pens

If you want to write down your prayers, what would it look like?
A shopping list?
Would it be more like a doodle?
Would your prayers form a little sketch?
A spider diagram?
A single word?

Logical in structure? Random or chaotic?
Does it matter?
Handing out finishes
Before you write anything down, pause and reflect.
What is your main worry?
What do you need to bring before God?

For yourself.
For others.
For the Church.
For the world.
For the poorly and the sad,
the lonely and the scared

We do not pray alone.
We join these prayers with all the others written tonight.
Weaved together. Linked. Joined.
Joined with the angels, the saints, the prophets, the patriarchs.
Joined with the prayers of our Blesséd Lady…

Hail Mary,Full of Grace,
The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit
of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary,Mother of God,
pray for us sinners now,
and at the hour of death.

How did they turn out?
No need to sign your prayers
God knows.
He knows your needs,
Your desires
Your concerns…
…and he listens.
He responds.

We join our prayers together in a big strip

These prayers are linked together, and form a chain of prayer which we offer to the Lord
Whether you prayed a picture, a list, a diagram, a single word…
God responds.

Maybe Yes
Maybe No
Maybe Not Yet

Not always the answer to your prayers that you want.
…but he answers.