Drawing plays an important role in bringing alive Bahá’í writings and prayers for youngsters.
This drawing, done by the children who attend the children’s classes held on Sunday mornings by the West Berkshire Bahá’í Community, depicts the prayer: “O God! Educate these children. These children are the plants of Thine orchard, the flowers of Thy meadow, the roses of Thy garden. Let Thy rain fall upon them; let the Sun of Reality shine upon them with Thy love. Let Thy breeze refresh them in order that they may be trained, grow and develop, and appear in the utmost beauty. Thou art the Giver. Thou art the Compassionate.” For this, and more prayers, look at the Bahá’í Reference Library.
Children’s classes are continuing this winter (2012/2013). The regular classes, held on Sunday mornings in Newbury between 9.30 am and 10.30am, alternate between two age groups – four to seven year olds and eight to 10 year olds.
Myra Erbenova, who leads the children’s classes, said: “These classes are designed to help ensure that children grow strong intellectually, morally and spiritually. Each Sunday we do a variety of activities each connected to a subject which is important to Bahá’ís. So, for example, we will recite and memorise prayers, sing songs and memorise quotations and then maybe hear a story, play a game and do a colouring.”
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