Ablaze at Home

As we cannot meet in person during this time, welcome to Ablaze at Home! Each week there will be a new Prayer Activity for you to do from the comfort of your home and a worship song of the week for you to pray with.

9th April

Peace, Bethel
This week’s song was shared with me by a friend just the other day.
A beautiful song to hold on to in the midst of the chaos – that Jesus is our peace.

Holy week is so rich with so many ways to journey to the cross with Jesus and then on to the celebration of his Resurrection.

There are so many resources already in existence that I felt I just wanted to point you to some of those instead of creating more.

The schools have been doing a great job of pointing you to some of these. You can find a family friendly and specifically child focussed Holy Week pack, as well as resources from the diocesan school chaplains here.

Or the Ignatians have some ideas here.

Do try to join in with the services being live streamed over the triduum. Maybe you could pray the stations of the cross together, or take time to reflect on them whilst drawing a simple picture for each station. I tried this with my own kids yesterday and we painted stones to tell the story.

Take a look at the ideas I’ve linked to, or think creatively yourself – how can you bring a bit of the Church service into your home and family? What happens on each of the days between Maundy Thursday and Easter Sunday – how can you enact that? Service, waiting, prayer, sadness, joy…

We have learnt so many different ways to pray at Ablaze: loud and quiet, listening and talking, reading and reflecting, drawing and painting, tasting and touching… How can you use all your senses and creativity to bring Holy Week alive for you and your family?