In youth ministry, we often try to use object lessons to bring talks or lessons to life. This often translates into something the youth would take home from a particular youth night: a printed copy of a prayer, a sacramental, or even a fun trinket meant to help them remember what was taught that night.
Over the 10 years I worked as a parish youth minister, we sent a lot of prayers, sacramentals, and trinkets home – I often wonder how many of my former youth still possess some of them today.
When I went to youth group 25 years ago, I remember that one Friday night our youth minister sent us home with a small yellow card. On one side of it was printed the Serenity Prayer: