FreerangeFriday: Don’t Hide Behind the Mask

by Lilly Lewin

by Lilly Lewin

Here is another prayer station from the LOVE WELL Sacred Space I designed for United Methodist Conference YOUTH 2019. The Theme for the conference was LOVE WELL based on Romans 12:9-10. This station had participants design two masks. One, showing what they show the world, or what others see and the second mask was what they WANT to show the world instead. You can use this as a prayer station response, or do this as a large group activity with your entire church, or as a small group activity, or as an individual devotional practice. You will just need enough Mask outlines for each person to have two masks. Have multicolored markers or crayons. We hung our finished masks on a clothes line to display them.

Love others well, and don’t hide behind a mask; love authentically. Despise evil; pursue what is good as if your life depends on it. Live in true devotion to one another, loving each other as sisters and brothers. Be first to honor others by putting them first. ROMANS 12: 9-10

Don’t Hide Behind a Mask.
Too often we don’t show people who we really are.
Too often we hide behind a mask.
We often hide our pain behind a happy face or smile.
And too often, we don’t even tell Jesus about our true feelings. Our hurts, our pains, our frustrations.
And often we don’t share with Jesus, or with our friends the real joys in our life either.
What mask are you wearing today?
What do people see on the outside?
What is different on the inside?
Talk to Jesus about your Mask. Talk to Jesus about the Mask you are wearing.Mask

The Mask I hide behind: WRITE and/or draw 
the things you show the world. What do other people see?
NOW FLIP the Mask…
What don’t they know about you?

What’s on the inside?
 What things do you hide? Write or Draw that down on the back side.

HANG UP your old mask, the one you hide behind… and give this to JESUS!

The NEW FACE: TAKE another Mask.
What do you want people to see in your life?
 What do you want them to know or to notice?
What do you want to give to Jesus so you can show his love to the world?
 What face do you want to wear in order to Love others Well?
Talk to Jesus about the NEW face you want to wear in the world.
DESIGN YOUR NEW FACE with words or pictures draw what you want to show the world with the help of Jesus.

©lillylewin and

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