Letting Go: Prayer Activity

You'll need:

  • A large bowl of water
  • Small stones or pebbles


Give everyone a stone, and ask them to think of someone they need to forgive, or something they need to let go of. This is what the stone will represent for them.

Invite people to drop their stone into the water one by one. This represents letting go and forgiveness.


If you have an outdoor space, you could do this activity as a 'Forgiveness Fire'. Invite people to write down the people that they want to forgive, or situations that they want to let go of, on to pieces of paper. Invite them to crumple up the paper and put them in to the fire. Please stay safe!

Resource type: 
Prayer and Liturgy
Resource theme: 
Encountering God