Prayer Prayer is something that can be really hard to understand, let alone do. Sometimes it comes naturally but usually it’s something we forget about and don’t find time for.

Prayer is simply a chat with God and you don’t need to use the right words, you don’t even need to use any words, you just just need to put aside some time to be with God.

It’s amazing what a difference a few minutes a day can make – try it for yourself this week!

It’s time for our “Word of the Week” watch the video above and check out for the notices at the bottom of the screen – don’t forget to leave your comments below!

Prayer is something that we do every day – weather it’s in our year group or key stage AoW or simply in our forms with the Be Inspirational site.

This week we’re going to thing about how prayer can punctuate our school day, not just start it.

Finishing our school day with prayer can be a really great opportunity to think about the things we’ve done and reflect on the things we could have done better. It can also be a great opportunity to give thanks for the things that we’ve loved and that we’re grateful for. It can be a really good habit to get into!

You may not know this but there is actually a whole section on the website for “end of day prayers” that you can use to help you at the end of the day. You can check it out here:

https://beinspirational.co.uk/end-of-day-prayer/

Today your task is to ask your teacher to finish 60 seconds early so you can end your day in reflection. Even if prayer is something that you don’t normally do or find easy, one minute to think about the good things of your day can be good for everyone!

PSHCE

We’re moving on to a new topic in our PSHCE this half term – Peoples rights and responsibilities.

We’re going to think about why we do the things we do and what we are called to do by our society, by our laws or even by our faith.

Often there are time when faith and the law come into conflict. There was a well documented case where a British Airways employee was banned from wearing a cross publicly and in France it is illegal to wear certain types of religious dress that covers the face.

Using the key process of “Role Play” to explore the following situation.

Someone is prevented from practising their faith in public by their boss and they make a complaint – explore both sides of the argument!

Lord, help us to recognise our rights and responsibilities. Amen.

We finish with the Sign of the Cross

Scripture

NEXT STEPSWe begin with the Sign of the Cross

As you know, we are going to use the Scripture from this Sunday’s Gospel to reflect on every Friday. If you are in KS 3/4 You can use your planners to to help you understand the scripture.

This year we want to bring the Word of God to life on a Friday morning to help us reflect and understand scripture a little bit better, so with the help of our school community a different person each week will read our Gospel and share what it means to them. Use your planners to help you discuss and explore the story further.

John 4: 25-26

The woman said to him, “I know that the Messiah will come, and when he comes, he will tell us everything.”

Jesus answered, “I am he, I who am talking with you.” How observant do you think you are? Do you always understand and appreciate what you see and experience around you?

Lord, help us to listen to and follow your word. Amen.

We finish with the Sign of the Cross

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