For today's Vintage Church we are looking at Philippians 2 1-11 and going going to make a Prayer Pail.
Imitating Christ’s Humility
1Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, 2then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. 3Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, 4not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. 5In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: 6Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; 7rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness.
8And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death—even death on a cross! 9Therefore God exalted him to the highest place
and gave him the name that is above every name,
10that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
11and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.
There are times when we feel overwhelmed and need to be reminded to prayer for ourselves, others and places/things that are happening in our community and in the world.
To make your pail you will need a pail or jam jar, wooden lolly sticks (or you could cut out card or paper shapes) and marker pens.
Once you have everything ready take some time to write down names/places/things that you would like to prayer for. Once you have some prayer sticks in your jar take some time on your own or with a friend/family to prayer together.
(Pick out and call out what is on your prayer stick/shape)
Below is some worship songs to listen to whilst you are making your pails.