We want to help parents to share their faith with their children in fun and meaningful ways. We hope you’ll be just as excited as we are about the ideas and resources we’ve put together for you.
Don’t let isolation get you down. Here’s a resource to help you provide structure for your day and creative ideas to put the time in.
Free Audiobooks for kids (as long as the schools are closed) from Audible.com.
Easter Resources, Covering Palm Sunday, Holy Week and Easter
More Family Activity Pages from Together @ Home:
Kids can also watch a fantastic online Kids’ Club – subscribe to the channel and check for more editions.
Watch the Youth Alpha Videos on YouTube.
Bible reading Apps like YouVersion Bible App are fantastic – you can read or listen to the Bible on your phone, and even take up daily reading plans to help keep you in God’s Word and focus your devotional times.
Prayer and Fasting
Fasting is a helpful Christian discipline that allows us to focus our attention on God and our need for him. It also can help focus our prayer time as well. We would suggest that you consider fasting once a week, at least one meal – or if that is not possible for health reasons, you may choose something different to give up for the day. There is a Simple Guide to Christian Fasting on the Diocesan Website to help you with this, along with a Diocesan Prayer Guide as well.
In addition, 24/7 Prayer have put out some great resources here to help us to engage with prayer in this time. You’ll find links to several of these below, including family friendly versions.
If you’re taking a whole day, we would suggest that you break up your day in three parts, and take an hour to focus your prayers in the morning, then again around lunchtime, and then from 7-8pm concluding with the Lord’s Prayer.
You may wish to fast from the news cycle, which can be overwhelming at times. If you choose to do this, perhaps you could limit yourself to looking at the news for 15 minutes at lunchtime, and use that as the basis for your prayers then.
We would also suggest spending time listening to worship music and engaging with that between your prayer slots. If you go out for a walk, you may even wish to listen to worship music through headphones as you go, praising God for His goodness and the beauty of his creation. You may wish to use our free Spotify Worship Playlist to fuel your worship time throughout the day.
The following prayer resources will be quite useful for guiding your prayer time for the Day of Prayer, and beyond: