Approx 15 min

Water sustains life and is given to us by God. Bringing together our prayers for least-reached people groups with the pouring of water helps us to meditate on the provision of God, as well as bringing together our thoughts and prayers for those who are yet to experience the living water. This is a powerful example of a group coming together as they offer their prayers to God.

Resources needed

  • A large bowl or bowls
  • A jug/s of water


  1. Set the bowl and water jug at the front of your group or if you are a small group place it in the middle of the circle.
  2. Invite people to offer silent or spoken prayers for the least-reached as they pour a small amount of water into the bowl.
  3. As each person offers their prayer the water mixes together and the bowl fills.
  4. If you are part of a large congregation, have a number of bowls and jugs around the space. Once everyone has offered their prayers and poured water into one of the bowls. Have a number of participants to take the bowls full of water to the front and pour together as someone prays aloud for the least-reached.