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Prayer idea - Good Shepherd: ‘Which side of the black sheep?’

There are no black sheep in God's flock - an idea for creative prayer

Sometimes we feel like the black sheep. We can make ourselves believe we don’t belong with all the negative words that we say about ourselves.

Which side of the sheep do you believe? Turn it that way up. Or maybe if you believe the negative things but want God’s help to believe the truth, leave the black sheep with the positive statements showing, as a prayer. 

A creative prayer idea in which we're going to dwell on the beautiful words that the Lord says about us.

Black sheep creative activity on Psalm 23 parable good shepherd for Sunday school lesson kidmin VBS youth ministry childrens church childrens ministry

This idea is part of a complete Sunday school lesson on Psalm 23 and the Bible passage in John 10: 11-18 on Jesus being the Good Shepherd.

This creative activity will help the children in your Sunday school lesson, youth ministry, Bible lesson, VBS, kidmin, children’s church or children’s ministry to reflect on this powerful Bible passage.


Jesus is the Good Shepherd, the church as a flock, self-image, self-judgement,trusting in the promises of God

What you'll need:

- a big black sheep made out of cardboard with positive and negative words

What do you do:

Tags: Object lessons, Prayer ideas, Children's moments in church, Psalms - Bible book, Good Shepherd

Scripture reference: Psalm 100:3, Luke 15:4-7, Matthew 9:36, John 10:1-16, Matthew 7:15, Jeremiah 50:6, Isaiah 53:6, Matthew 10:16, Ezekiel 34:1-31, John 21:17, Psalm 23:1-6, Isaiah 53:7, Matthew 26:31, Ezekiel 34:17-22, Micah 2:12, Mark 14:27, Matthew 10:6, Matthew 18:10-13
You can use this idea in a: Children's Sunday School, Sunday school lesson, kidmin, VBS, children's ministry, youth ministry, kids ministry, Messy church, youth work, youth group, teenagers, small church, RE lessons, children's church, Bible lesson, kids church, youth church,