The song/video "Wrecking Ball," by Sidewalk Prophets, available on YouTube (3:15) with lyrics, asks God’s help to knock out lust and greed and make the best of us. It can be used as an opening or closing prayer on any day or incorporated into the discussion on purity of heart on day 3.
Song "Grace Like Rain"
Use a song/video about God’s mercy, love, forgiveness, and grace, such as “Amazing Grace”—or a more contemporary version, such as “Grace Like Rain,” by Todd Agnew, available on YouTube (4:23) with lyrics. It could be used for opening prayer on day 4.
Video "God Created Humans in His Image"
The video “God Created Humans in His Image,” by Top Cheretien, available on YouTube (2:14), is a nice reflection on this concept by spoken word poet Amena Brown. It could be used for opening prayer on day 1.
Song/video "God of Wonders"
The song/video “God of Wonders,” by Third Day, available on YouTube (5:09), is available as music videos with lyrics or images of creation that are appropriate for use as an opening or closing prayer. This could be used for opening prayer on day 3.
Song/video "We Delight"
The song/video “We Delight,” by Caedmon’s Call, available on YouTube (3:27), is a praise song about God’s Law. It is appropriate for use on any of the days.
Song/video "How Great Is Our God"
The song/video “How Great Is Our God,” by Chris Tomlin, available on YouTube (4:27) with lyrics, is a contemporary song that gives praise to God as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. It would be a nice introduction to God’s greatness and his Revelation as Trinity. It would make a nice opening prayer for day 2.
Song/video "Abba Father"
The song/video “Abba Father,” by Carey Landry, available on YouTube (4:24) with lyrics, is a good opening song for days 1 and 3 and is used on day 3.
Song "Word of God Speak"
The song “Word of God Speak,” by Mercy Me, is a beautiful song about listening for God’s Word. It could be used for opening prayer for any day of the week. Several versions can be found on YouTube. Use for opening prayer on day 3 or 4.
Unit 5 Preassessment: A Prayer Inventory
This preassessment for Unit 5 asks students a series of questions about the importance of prayer and Scripture in their own lives.
A Reference Guide to the Gospel Story
A partial list of scripture references for Jesus’ miracles, parables, important teachings, and life events
Handout: Psalm 23
An adaptation of Psalm 23 to be used in prayer or reflection
For Love Is Stronger than Death
A reading of the Resurrection story from Luke's Gospel.
My Help Comes from God
Praying with Scripture The Magnificat
Praying with Scripture, using The Magnificat, from "The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth, Teacher Guide.
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