Resources

for the whole family

Check back regularly for updates and resources for our children and youth

Kids

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.

Check out the Family Time Devotional and the Bible App for kids.

Music Videos for the kids to sing along to as well as episodes from the popular Jesus Storybook Bible, for both little people and big people alike!!

Free Audiobooks for kids (as long as the schools are closed) from Audible.com.

You may also want to keep an eye on the Down and Dromore Youth and Children’s or JIGSAW Facebook pages.

Easter Resources, Covering Palm Sunday, Holy Week and Easter

The Easter Activity Pack for Families 2020

More Holy Week and Easter Ideas

More Family Activity Pages from Together @ Home:

Palm Sunday – 5th April

Holy Week activities

Kids can also watch a fantastic online Kids’ Club – subscribe to the channel and check for more editions.

 

Youth

For help with structure in your day.

Lectio365 Daily Devotional App

Fuel – Gospel of John Daily Reading Plan and Devotional

Watch the Youth Alpha Videos on YouTube.

Keep an eye on the Down and Dromore Youth Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts or the Diocesan Youth and Children’s website for more.

 

For All…

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.

What is Christianity?

The Alpha Film Series

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:

Lockdown Prayers

A 60 Minute Prayer Guide

A Family Friendly Prayer Guide

Prayer Spaces at Home (Family Friendly)

7 Day Devotional

Unite714 Prayer Initiative

A Call to Pray