With Lightgliders, we have strategically designed a game world for kids to do four things:
- Teach a Biblical worldview
- Encourage prayer and reflection
- Impart a vision for real-world service
- Spark meaningful conversations
The focus of this blog post is on that second goal. How can a game world encourage kids to pray and reflect? The honest answer is that we don’t know. But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try.
Rather than defend the notion that prayer is important (I’ll save that for another post), I would like to share the strategy we’ve adopted to encourage kids to pray. We use short videos called “Lightglider Prayers.” These are designed with the P.R.A.Y. strategy:
P – Prepare. A Lightglider leader prepares the child to slow down from the fast-paced world to a place of peace, while introducing a prayer topic.
R – Read. The child has the opportunity to read the text of a particular Scripture and a supporting prayer.
A – Apply. A reflection question is given so that a child may ponder how he or she could apply what God is revealing through the time of prayer.
Y – Yield. The child can yield to any additional prayer or reflection that has been stirred.
Lightglider Prayers will soon be available in Lightgliders, but we wanted to preview one here entitled “Forgive One Another” led by a Lightglider leader named Bryce.
Our goal with these videos is to encourage kids all around the world to slow down and connect with the God who loves them. Our hope is that Lightglider Prayers will help.