Rhythm Prayers

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Touch, Hearing

In Psalms, David used song and music to pray to God. Rhythm and tonal melodies are innate abilities within all of us, whether we think so or not.  Music abilities are part of our natural souls’ connection with God.  God created us with musical instincts to worship and pray to Him. David understood this very well.  

How will you encourage teens to tap into their natural music abilities to pray?  Prayer doesn't have to be traditional. Think about using new and different forms of prayer. Use drumming and tones. Have teens create rhythmic songs with drumming, and accompanying prayers. Simple objects you have sitting around can be used as drums for worship: various sized buckets, water bottles, tape measures, rulers, paper, sand paper, the bottoms of chairs, etc. Once your teens have written their prayers in small groups, have them share. Have everyone else join in on the prayer by drumming or humming along.  God will surely be delighted.