Basil: Hello everyone, are you having fun?
Percy: I think I must have a bit of fluff in my ear, I didn’t hear that.
Basil: Are you having fun?
Percy: I think that blew the fluff out.
Basil: How are we going to pray today Percy?
Percy: Well, we’re going on a prayer walk today.
Basil: what’s that like then. Is it like a sponsored walk?
Percy: No Basil, it’s like taking a slow walk and looking for something interesting.
Basil: Oh, I love those kinds of walks, Percy!
Percy: Yes, I know you do.
Basil: Yes, because I can see beetles and tiny flowers and loads of things I miss normally.
Percy: Yes, I remember.
Basil: Do you get to bring the thing home with you, because I like it best if I can bring it home and look at it there.
Percy: Yes, Basil, you can take it home.
Basil: Because last time I couldn’t take home what I found could I?
Percy: No Basil, you couldn’t, can you remember what it was?
Basil: Yes, it was a beautiful shell, it was really lovely.
Percy: Can you remember where it was Basil?
Basil: Well, it was stuck to a bit of rock wasn’t it?
Percy: Yes, Basil and can you remember what the bit of rock was stuck on?
Basil: The lighthouse and we couldn’t get the shell off could we?
Percy: No, we couldn’t.
Basil: We did try though.
Percy: Yes, Basil, we did try for quite a while.
Basil: So we had to leave it there didn’t we?
Percy: Yes, Basil we did.
Basil: I don’t get how it’s praying though.
Percy: Well, it’s good to just take time to notice, and thank God for what God has created.
Basil: Oh, I like doing that, but I didn’t know it was praying.
Percy: Well, it is one way to pray and I think God likes us to say thank you.
Basil: Oh, can I try it now then – are there any shells?
Percy: Yes, Basil, there are would you like to see?
Basil: Oh, yes please, bye bye everyone, see you next week.
Percy: Yes, see you next week.
(Handout: Basil and Percy go on a prayer walk)
Play & Pray by Epiphany Group Scotland is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.