I co-ordinated our local church's annual camp on the weekend. For a variety of reasons we had a very small turnout, and even then a bunch of people could only come part-time. So for our Sunday worship we had a small group of four families.
I invited each family to go for a short walk and find a spot in the bush that seemed special or significant, that made them wonder. They were to sit and contemplate the place when they arrived. I invited them then to find some verses of a Psalm that resonated with their sense of being in that place.
We gathered back together about 20 minutes later. Then each family in turn took us to the special place that they had found.
First we simply stood there in silence for a short time.
Then someone from the family read the verses from the Psalm and explained something about why the place felt special for them and how the Psalm spoke to them.
Then people from the other families were invited to offer one sentence prayers in response.
To close, I offered an "I wonder...." sentence which was a reponse oriented towards our lives as people of faith.
Then we walked together to a second spot, and so it repeated.
We were taken to a fork in a track and reflected on making choices, a high ropes course where we reflected on risk and trust, a pretty setting with trees and a bridge over a creek bed which was dry - lots of birds where we reflected on places of refreshment in our lives, and then a massive cluster of smooth grey gums which symbolised strength and beauty.
I had a story lined up to tell when we returned to camp but we didn't need it.