Prayer Repair Guide

CAST: Justin
Parker {the antagonist}

  This is an introspective comedy/satire skit regarding some confusion about prayer. Cast should all be in their teens or twenties, peers.


  [ Cast is sitting in a partial prayer-circle, about to share in prayer together…
  [ Lights & Sound up.

JUSTIN: Does anyone have any prayer requests to share before we pray?

SIERRA: Well, I have a request. But, it's probably too small to pray about.

PARKER: Really? How small is it?

  [Justin & Melissa let slip a little laughter/snicker]

MELISSA: Lots of stuff is small stuff to God. When you take little steps, you don't need God. I think I read that somewhere…

JUSTIN: It's up to you, Sierra. Do you want us to pray about it?

SIERRA: It's really nothing worth bothering God about.

PARKER: She's right. Let's get to the important stuff.

MELISSA: I have a prayer request. I need God to bless me with another boyfriend.

PARKER: You want God to punish a guy for you?!

MELISSA: It's not for punishment! Getting to know me is a pure pleasure.

JUSTIN: OK, we can pray for that.

SIERRA: We should pray that if it's God's will, Melissa will have a boyfriend.

PARKER: If I prayed like that, I wouldn't get much.

MELISSA: [staring at Parker] Parker, God loves me and wants me to be blessed. [looking away] I don't think He cares what His will is more than He cares about us.

JUSTIN: Well, Jesus prayed for His Father's will….

SIERRA: We need a prayer guide… a nice little book where everything we need to pray for is prayed for right.

PARKER: …complete with step-by-step instructions… how to repair anybody's prayer.

MELISSA: That would be a good way to get everything we need.

PARKER: …and everything we want.

MELISSA: …But not the small stuff.

JUSTIN: Maybe we should just pray the Lord's prayer?

SIERRA: That would be good.

MELISSA: Can it include boyfriends and girlfriends?

[Justin leads, as all bow to pray…]

JUSTIN: Jesus told us to pray, "Our Father in heaven, may Your name be honored, may Your kingdom come and Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us food for today, and forgive us our sins as we have forgiven others who sinned against us. And don't let us yield to temptation. Deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the Kingdom forever. Amen."

  [prayer ends]

MELISSA: Wow! He even prayed for the small stuff.