Basil: Hello everyone, how are you?
Percy: I think they have gone to sleep.
Basil: It sounds like it, can you shout louder?
Percy: Hello, how are you?
Basil: That nearly blew my hat off again! Can I tell everyone about the trip we went on at the weekend?
Percy: Well, it wasn’t very exciting, I’m not sure they will want to hear.
Basil: Well, I’ll ask, do you want to hear about our trip?
Percy: So, they do.
Basil: Well, we were going on a long journey at the weekend – we went to the farm!
Percy: It isn’t really that far Basil.
Basil: Oh it is, and to begin with it took AGES!
Percy: Well, we did have to go on the bus.
Basil: Yes, and you got a bit fed up of me asking “Are we nearly there yet?”. Didn’t you?
Percy: Yes, I am sorry, I did, but we had only just got to the bottom of the street on the bus when you began to ask that.
Basil: I suppose we had only been going a few minutes, but I was very excited to be going to the farm, I’d never been before!
Percy: Yes, I hadn’t really thought about that.
Basil: But you had a good idea, you said I should ask God to bless everyone I saw and I could do it in my head if I wanted.
Percy: Yes, you could imagine God hugging and blessing everyone you saw out of the window.
Basil: And when they got on and off the bus, and the bus driver.
Percy: Yes, and then when we got to the farm.
Basil: And I was so excited because there were lots of baby animals, there were little lambs with knobbly knees and fluffy yellow chicks!
Percy: They were very sweet weren’t they?
Basil: Yes, and I imagined God hugging and blessing all the animals while we saw everything and it was wonderful because it really felt that God loved it all so much.
Percy: It was a good day, wasn’t it?
Basil: Yes, it was and praying helped me to see everything.
Percy: Well, we’re going to do something like that today.
Basil: Oh good.
Percy: We are going to decorate cars and buses made out of boxes, then we can sit in a pretend bus, or car, or train and pretend to be on a journey and think of all the people we can ask God to bless.
Basil: Like I did the day we went to the farm.
Basil: Oh, that’s a lot, we’d better go, so we don’t miss it!
Percy: See you later.
Basil: Yes, see you later.
(Handout: Basil and Percy on a journey)
Play & Pray by Epiphany Group Scotland is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.