Daily Classroom Prayers
w/c 20 January 2020
When Jesus was baptised, the Holy Spirit came down ‘like a dove’ and throughout the Bible, the dove is seen as a symbol of peace. Therefore, this week’s prayers help children to explore this beatitude:
‘Happy the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God.’
Pupils will consider what it means to promote peace in their own lives and amongst others, learning that God is the source of all peace.
On Thursday, pupils will be encouraged to pray for peace around the world. You will need to mention a country that needs peace and briefly what has been happening there (at a child appropriate level) e.g. Syria, Hong Kong or Israel. You could choose to mention a story from Ten Ten’s charity partner, Mission Together, which shows how children have been affected by war and how people are working towards peace. Such stories can be found by clicking in this link Mission Together - Stories/Projects.
How to Lead
NB. The Prayer Leader can be a child.
The Prayer Leader reads the text on screen, invites everyone to join in saying the beatitude and asks a question for reflection/discussion. (If the Prayer Leader is a child, the teacher might like to take over the facilitation of any discussion.)
The Prayer Leader offers a further ‘thought for the day’ and an opportunity to welcome God’s peace.
A final prayer for children to say together.
The daily themes are as follows:
- Monday – The gift of peace.
- Tuesday – Making peace with others.
- Wednesday – Supporting others in making peace.
- Thursday – Praying for peace in the world.
- Friday – God brings us peace and happiness.
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