Eat, pray, talk - the Last Supper
Can you remember having a really nice meal? What made it memorable? Was it the people who were there, the place, the food, the occasion - or all of those things?
Read together the account of the Last Supper in Matthew 26:17-30. If you don’t have a Bible, you can read it online.
The Last Supper was probably memorable for the disciples, for many reasons. It was a celebration of a special event, it may have been at a different venue from usual, and Jesus said some very unusual words there.
- How do you think the disciples may have been feeling before they went to the meal?
- How do you think they felt when they heard what Jesus said at the table?
- How would you have felt if you had been there when Jesus said that someone would turn against him?
Think about your favourite meal. What would it be?
Over the next few weeks, take it in turns to eat each person’s favourite meal (as long as everyone likes it and there are no issues with allergies). That person could either cook the food themselves or have it cooked for them. Helping younger children to cook can provide an opportunity to talk and learn some valuable skills at the same time.
Before you eat, pray together. This can be fun and easy to do if you make a ‘prayer cube’.
Download the cube template. On each of the six sides, write a person, place or situation you would like to pray for. Decorate the cube, cut it out, stick the edges together and you are ready to pray your own special prayers.
Everyone takes turns to toss the cube and pray for the person, place or situation that lands on top.
This activity can be linked to the Get Messy! session for February 2016.