As we approach Lent 2021 locked down for the third time in less than a year, hope seems a little harder to cling on to.
For thousands of years psalms have been used to cry out to God for help when problems seem impossible to resolve; laying out a transformational journey from lament to praise. The Bible readings that Christians use during Lent showing Jesus’ final journey to Jerusalem reveal him moving towards his own suffering and death, but pointing the way to salvation and new life.
We have created a set of resources which place psalms and gospel stories side by side, allowing space and giving room to wonder about our own distress and our hopes for the future.
The story resources are designed so that the story can either be told by teachers/children’s workers/parents or watched in video form. The following wondering questions and response activities can be used in the classroom, via Zoom, or at home. The accompanying psalm-writing workshop presentation can be used to show children how to create their own psalms of hope.
Contact us if you would like Victoria to deliver any of these (stories or workshop) as live sessions over Zoom.Psalms of Hope
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