Creation Prayer Sketch

Setting: A desk and chair for Sarah to journal her prayers. If you don’t have a desk she could journal them in her lap. Sarah will need a journal and a pen. The voice should be played from offstage, preferably from a microphone. As it speaks Sarah shouldn’t acknowledge that she hears it, but she should just continue writing in her journal. 

lines were taken from Genesis 1 NIV.

Sarah A teenage girl (can easily be changed to a boys name and boy character)

Sarah: (alone on stage speaking to herself. She opens with a voice that is apparently mocking someone else) “Why don’t you pray about it.” Yeah right, what good is that going to do? Is God going to do a miracle? Considering that I have never seen one I find that very doubtful.

Voice: In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

Sarah: But what can it hurt? If nothing else it will be a nice way to get my thoughts in order. (starts to write.) Dear God, I don’t really know if you can do anything about this, but right now I’m really confused. I just don’t know which way to turn.

Voice: And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. [4] God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. [5] God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.” And there was evening, and there was morning–the first day.

Sarah: Right now my heart is just a jumbled mass of feelings. I hate them and I love them and I hate myself for hating them. I don’t even know what I want to pray for. I just want something to happen.

Voice: And God said, “Let there be an expanse between the waters to separate water from water.” [7] So God made the expanse and separated the water under the expanse from the water above it. And it was so. [8] God called the expanse “sky.” And there was evening, and there was morning–the second day.

Sarah: I know they fought all the time, and almost everyone I know has parents who don’t live together, but I always thought my family was different. They are my rock and my strong place God. They were the foundation of my life, my faith. Now that they don’t love each other anymore where do I stand? If they can’t work it out where does that leave me.

Voice: And God said, “Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place, and let dry ground appear.” And it was so. [10] God called the dry ground “land,” and the gathered waters he called “seas.” And God saw that it was good. Then God said, “Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.” And it was so. [12] The land produced vegetation: plants bearing seed according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good. [13] And there was evening, and there was morning–the third day.

Sarah: I don’t know why I’m telling you all of this. You won’t come in and help. I’m sure I’m not the first girl to cry to you for a miracle, to beg you to restore her family and restore her life. And yet you don’t do anything. Can you do anything? Am I just dreaming to think you can help? Would I be better off asking the Sun to stand still or giving my problems to the man in the moon?

Voice: [14] And God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark seasons and days and years, [15] and let them be lights in the expanse of the sky to give light on the earth.” And it was so. [16] God made two great lights–the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars. [17] God set them in the expanse of the sky to give light on the earth, [18] to govern the day and the night, and to separate light from darkness. And God saw that it was good. [19] And there was evening, and there was morning–the fourth day.

Sarah: Where are all the miracles I keep hearing about? Where is the proof that you are alive that you can do anything at all? Right now, with my life falling in around my ears I don’t feel like you can do much of anything. God, if you are really God, why is all of this happening?

Voice: [20] And God said, “Let the water teem with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the sky.” [21] So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living and moving thing with which the water teems, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. [23] And there was evening, and there was morning–the fifth day. [24] And God said, “Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: livestock, creatures that move along the ground, and wild animals,” And it was so. [25] God made the wild animals, the livestock, and all the creatures that move along the ground. And God saw that it was good.

Sarah: I guess I’m not really asking that you do some big miracle. I want my parents to stay together, but that isn’t what is really on my heart. I want to know is why could you let this happen to me? Do you care about me? Do you even know I exist? God, who am I? Am I your child?

Voice: Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. [31] God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning–the sixth day.

Sarah: I don’t really know what else to pray. I can’t explain why, but I do feel better. God, you are good. I don’t understand you, and I don’t know why this is happening in my life, but I know that you are good. Help me to trust in you. Thank you, Father, for what you have done for me. Amen.