a roll of bubble wrap

Praying Using Bubble Wrap


You Will Need:

Some bubble wrap! (Grown ups – it’s worth saving any wrap put in parcels and deliveries. It’s also possible to buy small amounts at a reasonable price from shops like Wilko’s and Poundland)
You can also do this activity with popper toys if you have them.


A pink platypus puppet. He is wearing glasses and has an accessible new testament bible in front of him.

What the Bible says:

1 Peter 5:7
Turn all your worries over to Him [God].
He cares about you.


Ponder:

People do all sorts of things that will help them when they are worried. Some people walk or run. Others will do a hobby to take their mind off their worry.

Some people will talk to someone else – this is a very good thing to do!
There are some who will shout and stomp about because they are so worried they don’t know what else to do. They might feel as though there is no one to talk to, or just don’t know what to say.

Lots of people talk to God about what is making them worried or anxious.

What do you do when you’re worried?
Have a chat with your grownups about that.

Why are we using Bubble wrap for this prayer?
Some people like to pop the bubbles because of how it feels when they pop them. It helps them to calm down.


Ponder some more:

What worry would you like to talk to God about as you use the bubble wrap?


Pray:

Ask a grownup to read the Bible verse at the top of the page. Listen to it as though it is a prayer. It is what God promised, and God keeps His promises!

As you pop the bubble wrap, tell God about what is making you worried or anxious.
Ask Him to help you.


More to pray about if you want to:

Pray for others who are worried – either people you know, or for others you don’t know (that might be “Please help others who are worried about school”).


Read This:

There is nothing wrong about being worried. But if you are so worried it is making you feel ill, please talk to a grown up you trust.
They may need to talk to another adult to find the help you need – this is a good thing!

If you don’t have anyone to talk to, think about ringing child line on 0800 1111. They are people you can trust.

If you have access to the internet, you can find someone here: https://www.childline.org.uk/get-support/contacting-childline/

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