6 Ways to Lego Pray
My friend Michael recently introduced me to Lego Prayer…what a cool idea! Here are some of his suggestions.
- Just make whatever. Perhaps you are a kinetic person who likes to keep moving and feels uncomfortable with the silent and still prayer routine. Mindlessly allowing your fingers to create some kind of random lego structure while you pray could be just what you need.
- Create Lego symbols. You can make a school, church or office building as you pray for those aspects of your life and the relationships that you have there. A vehicle (whether rolling or flying) could represent carrying the good news to the nations. If you are praying for someone in the hospital, make a bed with someone in it. Allow the people around the bed to represent the other parties in the prayer: family, doctors and nurses, etc.
- Prayer per Lego. You could also make an abstract structure with random pieces, voicing a bit of your prayer with each Lego block. You could even allow the colors to trigger various kinds of prayer: Yellow= praise, Blue=confession, Red=intercession, Green=thanksgiving, for example.
All of the above could be done in a group setting as well.
- Give out a random selection of legos to each person to simply play with while praying.
- Ask people to create symbols of the things they want to pray for.
- Create a totally abstract structure asking each person to voice a prayer and add their own lego piece to the structure.
Michael also suggests that you end each session by dismantling everything so that each new prayer is freshly inspired.
Oh, and did I say that all this works well with kids….they love it!