prayer11Last week we made a fantastic start to the season of Lent. Our service of ashes helped us remember that this season is all about three things; Prayer, Fasting and Almsiving.

This week were going to think about how we continue out Lenten journey and how we can focus ourselves on what this time of year is about. We’ve got mass this Friday in the Chapel at 12:30 pm and a chance to get involved in our production of Born for This which is taking place during the last week of term.

On top of all that National Science and Engineering week starts on the 14th of March so were going to be having some special activities in the Chapel on Friday for year and some special prayer resources looking at science and faith next week!

This week however we are first going to look at one of the first pillars of Lent – Prayer.

Monday

We Start with the Sign of the Cross.

Prayer is something that you can spend your whole live trying to understand. Maybe the best place to start to day is the question what do you think praying is?

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Think and talk about what praying means to you and weather it is something you could do a bit more during lent.

Lord, help us to get closer to you this Lent. Amen.

We finish with the Sign of the Cross.


Prayer at the end of the day

We Start with the Sign of the Cross.

Have you prayed about anything today?

Our Father, Who art in heaven
Hallowed be Thy Name;
Thy kingdom come,
Thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil. Amen.

We finish with the Sign of the Cross.

Tuesday

We Start with the Sign of the Cross.

Prayer can take many forms. It’s often easy to think that we need to say lots of complicated words but it can in fact be as simple as writing a single one on a piece of paper.

Your task today is to think of something, someone or somewhere you want to pray for and write it on a small piece of paper.

Then collect all the pieces of paper up. As you leave form today take someone else’s prayer with you to think and pray about today!

Morning Prayer: Lord, help us to pray for the needs of others. Amen.

We finish with the Sign of the Cross.


Prayer at the end of the day

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

Have you prayed for the needs of others today?

Our Father, Who art in heaven
Hallowed be Thy Name;
Thy kingdom come,
Thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil. Amen.

We finish with the Sign of the Cross.

Wednesday

We Start with the Sign of the Cross.

1011642_507919319282459_1135756543_n-1Pope Francis recently shared a method of prayer that he finds useful on is Facebook page. It’s a technique that has been around for a while but it’s a great way to focus our thoughts, even if the prayer thing is something you struggle with!

Click on the thumbnail and have a go!

Morning Prayer: Lord, help us to pray in different ways. Amen.

We finish with the Sign of the Cross.


Prayer at the end of the day

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

Have you prayed for anyone today?

Our Father, Who art in heaven
Hallowed be Thy Name;
Thy kingdom come,
Thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil. Amen.

We finish with the Sign of the Cross.

Thursday

We Start with the Sign of the Cross.

For our PSHCE today we are going to use the Key Process of “Numb3rs” to explore a really key issue.

As we are focussing on our rights it would be a good idea to look at our right to practice our faith. As this week is about prayer, think about the following question and use your number line to think about the response.

According to the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Community, how many Christians are victims of some sort of oppression?

We often don’t think of Christians being persecuted, as we can practice our faith in freedom. However in large parts of the world its dangers, even against the law to be Christian.

Morning Prayer: Lord, help us to help those persecuted for their faith. Amen.

We finish with the Sign of the Cross.


Prayer at the end of the day

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

Have you stuck up for someone or something today?

Our Father, Who art in heaven
Hallowed be Thy Name;
Thy kingdom come,
Thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil. Amen.

We finish with the Sign of the Cross.

Friday

We Start with the Sign of the Cross.

Jesus tells us in Matthews Gospel all about prayer – What do you think this scripture means for us?

Matthew 6

5 ‘And whenever you pray, do not be like the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, so that they may be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward. 6 But whenever you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you.[b]

7 ‘When you are praying, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do; for they think that they will be heard because of their many words. 8 Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.

9 ‘Pray then in this way:

Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name.
10     Your kingdom come.
Your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
11     Give us this day our daily bread.[c] 12     And forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
13     And do not bring us to the time of trial,[d] but rescue us from the evil one.[e]

Morning Prayer: Lord, help us to use prayer in our lives. Amen.

We finish with the Sign of the Cross.


Prayer at the end of the day

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

Can you find time for prayer this weekend?

Our Father, Who art in heaven
Hallowed be Thy Name;
Thy kingdom come,
Thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil. Amen.

We finish with the Sign of the Cross.

Numb3rs Answer

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