RosarySo we’re into week 2 of of Lent. This week’s prayer theme explores one of the key themes of our Lenten observances – Prayer.

Prayer is often something that’s misunderstood. People think it’s something that requires a lot of words, a lot of time or a lot of complicated actions. In fact it’s none of that! It can be something really simple and really powerful – even if you find the whole faith thing difficult, taking time to think about others is a really important thing to do!

This week we’re going to look at different ways to pray and think about some of the people that we need to pray for.

Don’t forget, they’ll be loads going on in school; rehearsals for the Easter Production, a special reconciliation week and cool activities going on in The Chapel. We’ve also got our new show – Word of the Week – every Monday. If you’re not in form time on a Monday (That’s Year 7 & 8 this week) make sure you catch up below!

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Monday

We begin with the Sign of the Cross

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

After the video above has finished, take a few moments in silence before your day starts to ask God for the things you need. Finish with the prayer below.

Lord, help us to find the time to pray. Amen.

We finish with the Sign of the Cross

Tuesday

We begin with the Sign of the Cross

If you’ve not had chance to check out this week’s ‘Word of the week’ watch it above!

8469970299_0f7d74efc2 (1)Prayer is not just about silence or about words – it’s about doing something! Our school motto – ‘To work is to pray’ means that every action we take can be a form of prayer – if it’s done with the right heart and the right intention.

With that in mind we’ve got a challenge for you.

Give everybody in the form a piece of paper and ask each person to write their name on it.

Collect them all in and as you leave for period 1, take someone else’s name and remember who it is.

Your job is do nice things for that person this week, as an act of prayer, safe in the knowledge that someone else will be doing those things for you as well!

See if on Friday you can figure out who your prayer partner was!

Lord, help us to realise that showing love to those around us is a powerful prayer. Amen.

We finish with the Sign of the Cross.

Wednesday

We begin with the Sign of the Cross

PrayerWarrior-BatikOften prayer can be as simple as thinking about someone or something important. With that in mind we’re going to give you a chance to inspire other people to pray today.

Think as a form of the person, place or situation that you think needs prayer at the moment.

Write it on a piece of paper, nice and big and place it on a sign in your form room window.

That way, whoever sees it, will be able to think and pray about the person, place or situation that you’ve been praying for this morning.

Lord, help us to pray for others this Lent. Amen.

We finish with the Sign of the Cross

Thursday

human-rights-every-human-has-rights1For our PSHCE this term we are focussing on a new topic – People’s rights and responsibilities. 

This is all about exploring the different freedoms that we have and also the things we are required to do as part of our country and our world. It’s also about exploring what a Christian is called to do in today’s world.

Use the Key Process of “Expert Groups” to look at the UN declaration of Human Rights. These rights should be afforded to everyone in the world. Do you think that everyone is treated like this? Do you think we stick to all the rights in this country?

Download the group resource here : UDHR
You’ll need 5 groups for this one (one for each page) – and as there’s way to much to discuss everything – have each group pick the one ‘right’ they thing is most important and ask them to share that with everyone.

We begin with the Sign of the Cross

Lord, help us to respect the rights of others this Lent. Amen.

We finish with the Sign of the Cross.

Friday

We begin with the Sign of the Cross

Lourdes-5As 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.

John 2:13-22

Jesus Goes to the Temple

It was almost time for the Passover Festival, so Jesus went to Jerusalem. There in the Temple he found people selling cattle, sheep, and pigeons, and also the moneychangers sitting at their tables. So he made a whip from cords and drove all the animals out of the Temple, both the sheep and the cattle; he overturned the tables of the moneychangers and scattered their coins; and he ordered those who sold the pigeons, “Take them out of here! Stop making my Father’s house a marketplace!” His disciples remembered that the scripture says, “My devotion to your house, O God, burns in me like a fire.”

The Jewish authorities came back at him with a question, “What miracle can you perform to show us that you have the right to do this?”

Jesus answered, “Tear down this Temple, and in three days I will build it again.”

“Are you going to build it again in three days?” they asked him. “It has taken forty-six years to build this Temple!”

But the temple Jesus was speaking about was his body. So when he was raised from death, his disciples remembered that he had said this, and they believed the scripture and what Jesus had said.

KS 3 /4 – Have a read of the explanation in your planner and answer the questions with your friends.

Finish the morning by praying the prayer you find at the bottom of the page.

Lord, help us to stand up for what we believe. Amen.

We finish with the Sign of the Cross.

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