P.R.A.Y. Offers Eligibility Extension

Recognizing that church and Scout meetings have been suspended, Programs of Religious Activities with Youth (P.R.A.Y.) has adopted the following policy to ensure that young people do not miss the opportunity to earn their P.R.A.Y. emblem while maintaining eligibility for the Four-Star Award:

At the request of clergy and counselors, a special eligibility extension is in effect until Dec. 31, 2020. This means that students who are eligible for a program based on their current grade level in March 2020, will still be eligible to earn that award until the end of this calendar year, Dec. 31, 2020. Instead of aging out of a program in the fall when starting a new grade at school, the P.R.A.Y. extension will allow young people to complete their requirements until Dec. 31, 2020.

As families have lengthened time at home, keep in mind that the P.R.A.Y. awards are perfect opportunities to study together and make faith formation a priority, especially during this season of Lent.

While the convenience of a church or scouting class provides a set schedule and instruction, the P.R.A.Y. awards are perfect to be done at home with the family. During this unsettling time, it may be an unexpected opportunity for parents to share their faith with their children and grow in faith together. Reading and discussing Scripture to complete requirements will create natural space for spontaneous dialogue and ways to connect with  children. Make your family’s faith journey a priority!

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“Making Room” is a brand-new patch that P.R.A.Y. was waiting to announce at Christmas time. It seems appropriate to announce it now as a reminder to be intentional about “making room” for others and for God even as we are socially distancing ourselves during this pandemic.

Story  No. 1: No Room in the Inn

Make room in your heart for Jesus.

Story No. 2: Mary and Martha

Make room in your day to listen and spend time with God.

Story  No. 3: A Room for Elisha

Make room in your life for missionaries and pastors.

Bible Basics RP3 is a free curriculum available upon request. This patch series is for all ages and intended for individual and family use. Click here to request your free lessons: https://www.praypub.org/rp3