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Running a session

Session outline
What happens in Creative Prayer sessions?

Here is the typical structure of our sessions but this can be adapted to suit the needs of the group


9.45 am Arrive for refreshments and gather

10.00 am Start the session. People are asked to briefly introduce themselves and their hopes for the time

10.15 am Bible passage and short reflection is offered to the group

10.25 am The group is led in a short relaxation exercise to let go of the concerns of the day and enter into stillness

10.30 am Personal reflective time begins. Participants can use art materials that have been laid out if they wish

12.00 pm The group is called back for an optional sharing time. Each person is listened to without judgement

12.30 pm  Closing Prayer. End of the session

We have on occasion run a whole day session.

Creative materials
What creative materials are provided?

We typically provide a selection from the following:


General stationery

Felt tip pens, coloured pencils, coloured markers, scissors, glue, paper, stickers, card

Collage materials

Magazines, old calendars, old greetings cards

Large paper or foamboard to stick images to

Air drying clay

Weaving materials: fabric, ribbon, buttons

Plain fabric for lettering/writing on with felt tip pens

Watercolour supplies: paper, paint, brushes, water containers

Stones for decoration and acrylic markers

Colouring pages

A selection of devotional books and books with creative ideas

People often bring their own journals and other supplies


Creative prayer materials
Specific focus sessions
Sessions with a specific focus

We have had sessions where everyone engages with one particular activity. We have done this with

Sometimes we have invited a guest with specific expertise to lead the session.


We like to know in advance how many people are coming so that we can plan for refreshments, resources and number of tables to put out. We tend to collect bookings via Eventbrite. Our numbers will typically range from 8 to 20.


Do you charge for your sessions?

Our sessions are free but we take donations to cover materials, refreshments, heating, lighting etc

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