Pentecost Call to Worship

Prayer Scripts

Not My Will, Lord, But Yours

In a series of mini-monologues, several characters wrestle with their current situations before ultimately surrendering to God’s will. The scene ends with Jesus in the garden before His arrest, when He surrenders His will to God’s.

  • Actors: 4-9
  • Minutes: 4-6

The Parable of Spare Change

In this monologue, a young man (or woman) recounts several of life’s challenges and the fact that despite ongoing prayer, God did nothing to help…or did He? A perfect script to illustrate themes of prayer and faith to teens and adults.

  • Actors: 1
  • Minutes: 2

Pray For Those In Chains

As a persecuted Christian shares his trials and tribulations, several Christians offer up prayers for his physical, spiritual, and emotional needs.

  • Actors: 8
  • Minutes: 4

The Boxies And The Peanut Butter Sandwich

When Boxsue challenges Boxbob’s claim to be the world’s greatest superhero, he proves it with a peanut butter sandwich. He helps Boxsue see how they can be a part of God’s commandment to love others.

  • Actors: 2
  • Minutes: 3

When The Angel Came

In this monologue, Elizabeth recounts unexpected miracles: becoming the mother of John the Baptist; her husband, Zechariah, emerging from the temple mute; her cousin Mary, pregnant as well. She recognizes God’s fulfillment of promises and His redemption of us all.

  • Actors: 1
  • Minutes: 4

The Serenity Prayer

In this skit, packed with humor and depth, Tommy and Eddie dig into what the Serenity Prayer is all about. As one man prays the prayer, God challenges him to understand what the words actually mean, and to actually mean the words he says.

  • Actors: 2
  • Minutes: 10

If God Had A Facebook Account

Janet learns that her son Timmy is being bullied on Facebook by so-called “friends” at his new school. Teased for being a Christian, the circumstance creates a teachable moment for Janet to share with Timmy how he can pray without ceasing and that if God had a Facebook account He’d write amazing things on Timmy’s wall.
Part of the Train Up A Child Series, it’s a funny and touching skit to help believers of all ages know and remember what they believe.

  • Actors: 2
  • Minutes: 4

Dad-uation

A major milestone reminds Dad that it is God, not him, who ultimately directs his daughter’s life. A great script for Father’s Day, graduation recognition, or a celebration of both.

  • Actors: 3
  • Minutes: 5

The Couple That Prays Together

Prayer is vital to a Christian marriage—so why is praying together so hard?

  • Actors: 2
  • Minutes: 5

The Call of Christmas: Zechariah

While performing priestly duties at the temple, Zechariah is met by a heavenly stranger, who gives him news so unexpected God renders him utterly silent. Includes an mp3 of the music used in the video version.

  • Actors: 6
  • Minutes: 5

Martha Martha

For all of us who need the occasional “permission” to step out of the kitchen and into the throne room of God.

  • Actors: 1
  • Minutes: 5

Jesus Go!

Almost overnight Pokémon GO has become the most popular app of all time. But could it be that Jesus came up with the idea first? This is a great intro for a message or group discussion on living and sharing our faith (the two are connected)!

  • Actors: 3
  • Minutes: 5

Hello God?

Two-part comedy sketch about a clueless young man (or woman) attempting contact God by phone. Great accompaniment for presentations on prayer or on God’s character.

  • Actors: 2+
  • Minutes: 8

Thanksgiving Done Wrong

When Mike and Jami sit down for their Thanksgiving dinner, Jami’s prayer reflects more of a what they don’t have than what they do.

  • Actors: 2
  • Minutes: 3

When the Earth Gives Way: A 9-11 Memorial

Two American’s September 11th, 2001 accounts meet, as each discovers their security is in God alone.

  • Actors: 2
  • Minutes: 5

Life Coach

Three weeks into New Years’ resolutions, the ever-resourceful Emily seeks praise from a professional—and finds it’s not quite what she expected.

  • Actors: 3
  • Minutes: 6-8 minutes

A Future and a Hope

A young graduate struggles with the news that the plans she had are seemingly different than the plans God has.

  • Actors: 1
  • Minutes: 5-7 minutes

Approaching the Father

Jesse and Jordan need something from their father but are reluctant to ask. A humorous illustration of why we sometimes hesitate to go to God with our needs.

  • Actors: 3
  • Minutes: 4-6 minutes

The Prayer

Kara wants to know how to pray, but can’t seem to understand it’s not about a formula, but spending time with the Father.

  • Actors: 2
  • Minutes: 2-4 minutes

Hello? Is This Thing On?

Three actors provide some humorous, real-life examples that suggest that perhaps we don’t listen as much as we think we do.

  • Actors: 3
  • Minutes: 6-8 minutes

The Way We Pray - Duet Version

Wouldn’t it be great if God would just physically appear before us and sit and talk face to face? Since He doesn’t, people have managed to come up with a few different ways to express themselves to God so that they think they are impressing Him when all He really wants is for us to be real and honest and still.

  • Actors: 2
  • Minutes: 6-8 minutes

Ask for Directions

While on a family trip, Rick and Toodie both learn the importance of asking for directions. A fun, fresh perspective on prayer and pride.

  • Actors: 3
  • Minutes: 5-7 minutes

Three Different Prayers

When Moses was outside the Camp in prayer, he went away to meet with God. He called it the “place of meeting.” And he talked with God. It was a two way discussion and it was transparent and honest. Our prayer lives have to reflect that two-way honesty that God had with Moses. Prayer is essential in our discipline and growth.

  • Actors: 3
  • Minutes: 2-4 minutes

A Back to School Prayer

The first day of school can be bittersweet. It means freedom for mom, but it also means another year has come and gone. In this script, a mom talks to God about how fast time flies and asks for help making the most of every moment.

  • Actors: 2
  • Minutes: 2-3 minutes

Would You Rather

This skit poses the simply question, “Would you rather give up prayer for a year, or give up TV for a year?”

  • Actors: 2
  • Minutes: 4-5 minutes

Magic Answers

God is omniscient and the implications of that sometimes have us questioning the things He does.

  • Actors: 4
  • Minutes: 4-6 minutes

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent, a time for prayer and fasting. This responsive reading is a thoughtful way for your congregation to join together to worship God and seek repentance.

  • Actors: 3
  • Minutes: 2-4 minutes

Double Blind

Two sisters, Carol and Meg, have an urgent meeting at a coffee shop. Meg is desperate to talk to Carol, who is a lawyer, about her (Meg’s) daughter who is severly anorexic. In the course of the conversation, it become obvious that Meg is starving herself as well, spiritually.

  • Actors: 2
  • Minutes: 6-8 minutes

Listening

A young woman struggles to shut out all of the advice she gets from friends in order to hear what God has to say about her burdens.

  • Actors: 3
  • Minutes: 4-5 minutes

Umbrella

If you’ve ever asked God for something without believing He’ll really make it happen, this script is for you. Why pray for something if you don’t believe it makes a difference?

  • Actors: 4
  • Minutes: 2 minutes

Live In Me

God desires a living, active relationship with His people. He’s not looking for cookie cutter Christians or people who say the right words at the right times. He wants to dig into our lives and be real with us, but there’s one thing that stands in the way - ourselves.

  • Actors: 3
  • Minutes: 2-3 minutes

Group Insurance

Kris and Chris are both waiting in a hospital waiting room to hear news of their spouses surgeries. Kris is facing her crisis all alone, while Chris has the love and support of his church small group.

  • Actors: 6
  • Minutes: 6-8 minutes