Prayer Resources – Week 3

The Word of the Week this week is Equality. It is perhaps fitting that we have a word the reminds us that we are all equal in God’s eyes and that we are all connected.

The terror attacks in Paris, Baghdad and Beirut over the weekend have reminded us all that the need for love, compassion and understanding is more important than ever. In our prayers this week let’s keep hold of the idea that we are ALL made in God’s Image, that we all must try for a world without violence and fear.

Monday

Pray-for-Paris-afp-640x480 (1)We begin with the Sign of the Cross

Instead of this week’s ‘Word of the Week’ video (That’s on Tuesday!) we are going to take a few moments to pray for those people who lost their lives in Paris and Beirut over the weekend.

As many of you may know, 91 students in Year 10 were due to go to Paris this very weekend and as such it is especially poignant to us just how grateful we should be for our safety and how important it is we stand in solidarity with those affected by this and other tragedies.

Our prayers this morning can be prayers for those who’ve died, for those who’ve been injured or even for our own community. Our prayers can be ones of gratitude for the safety we are so lucky to enjoy or simple a prayer for peace.

Spend a few moments in silence and offer your personal prayers to God.

Lord, help us to remember all those who have been injured and lost their lives as a result of terrorism and violence in our world. Amen.

We finish with the Sign of the Cross

Tuesday

We begin with the Sign of the Cross

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!

After the video above has finished, spend a few moments to think about we can be more aware of our equality and celebrate the things we have in common.

Lord, help us to remember we are made in your image and likeness. Amen.

Wednesday

We finish with the Sign of the Cross

Lourdes (224 of 228)This whole term is about Equality and how the various different groups and sections of society work and live together. Religion is often seen as something that can either unite or divide a country but in the UK – How many people actually class themselves as very/fairly religious? (In percent)

This week use the Key Process of “Numb3rs” to explore the statistics. Answer below!

Lord, help us to bring about equality in our world. Amen.

We finish with the Sign of the Cross

Thursday/Friday

We 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.

Lord, help us to know who we are. Amen.

We finish with the Sign of the Cross.

Numb3rs Answer

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