An active way into prayer
Explain that anointing is a way of honouring someone
- Explain that anointing is a way of honouring someone and showing they are valued.
- Pass round a bowl of fragranced oil, and invite everyone to dip their fingertips in lightly and then anoint the back of their neighbour’s hand with one gentle stroke.
- Play some quiet music as this happens.
- Conclude by saying together:
Thank you for the extravagance of your love,
O Lord, that values and honours us.