As a child, I learned about teaspoon prayers, based on the abbreviation tsp... Thank you, Sorry, Please. I've used the idea countless times over the years.
Today I wanted something just a little bit more grown up.
So I thought about how we used teaspoons to measure small amounts of substances that have the potential to transform in a good way...
To measure sugar, to bring sweetness to food/drink... and God's love to bring sweetness to life
To measure salt, to draw out the flavour of food... and God's love to bring savour to life
To measure medicine, to aid healing... and God's healing love
And we thought about teaspoons as agents of activity, mixing or stirring... and prayed that we be stirred to act in response to our prayers, bringing sweetness, savour and healing to the world around us.
People were then invited to take home their teaspoons, on which I had written the Biblical text that accompanied the prayers... to be filled to the fullness of the measure of God (or as I expressed it, God's love)
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