I think that kids have a natural ability to pray and that they especially like reflective prayer. When Patti (my co-catechist) and I lead the young people in a guided reflection, they become very peaceful and seem to relish the time alone with their thoughts and with God. After one of our reflections, I told the young people that another word for reflective prayer is meditation. They were pretty impressed that they were learning how to meditate. I’ve been leading guided reflections for years, dating back to when I taught high school religion. I think it’s one of the finest ways that we as catechists can help nurture the prayer life of our students. What kinds of experiences have you had in leading others in guided reflections (meditations)?
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