In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, I want you all to have two practices from Faithful Families: Creating Sacred Moments at Home that can be used with families and children after a trauma. Both of them allow opportunities for children to feel safe, loved and cared for in the midst of chaos all around.
Pastors and children’s ministers: you can make these available to your congregations so that children may have some practical and hands-on ways to cope.
Parents: these practices require only materials you have at home, and you can do them with children of any age.
The first, “Snuggled Under God’s Wings” provides assurance of safety and an opportunity to talk about what it means to be safe.
The second, “The Butterfly Prayer” is modeled after The Butterfly Hug.
All of my prayers and love,
PS – For more practical and hands on way to talk with children after a natural disaster, please see THIS POST.