Prayer Resources – Week 1

universal-declaration-of-human-rights1It’s the start of a new and exciting term as we build up to Lent and then Easter. There is loads of exciting stuff happening this term and in our prayer resources we’ll be looking at our rights and responsibilities to each other.

Lent is a brilliant time for personal development and reflection on what’s important in life. Let’s hope this term that we can get back to what and who is important in our lives.

Monday

We Start with the Sign of the Cross.

We all have rights. Rights that we are entitled to just by being born. The universal declaration of human rights was adopted by the UN in 1948 and has stood as an example of the rights of every person on the planet. We are also children of God. God created us in his own image and each and every one of us is of equal worth.

Have a think about how many of the articles in the declaration you can name then have a watch of this and see how many of them you got right!

How many do you think you have?

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTlrSYbCbHE


Lord, help us to give everybody their human rights. 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 been grateful for the rights that you have 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.

So we’re going to kick off the first week back with another “Two Minute Tuesday”! This time however you’ve got just two minutes to decide in pairs, what you think, in your opinion are the top 3 most important human rights. Below is a simplified version of the 30 articles and you’ve got to decide your reasons for which ones you’d pick out as most important! – Good luck!

1. We Are All Born Free & Equal. We are all born free. We all have our own thoughts and ideas. We should all be treated in the same way.

2. Don’t Discriminate. These rights belong to everybody, whatever our differences.

3. The Right to Life. We all have the right to life, and to live in freedom and safety.

4. No Slavery. Nobody has any right to make us a slave. We cannot make anyone our slave.

5. No Torture. Nobody has any right to hurt us or to torture us.

6. You Have Rights No Matter Where You Go. I am a person just like you!

7. We’re All Equal Before the Law. The law is the same for everyone. It must treat us all fairly.

8. Your Human Rights Are Protected by Law. We can all ask for the law to help us when we are not treated fairly.

9. No Unfair Detainment. Nobody has the right to put us in prison without good reason and keep us there, or to send us away from our country.

10. The Right to Trial. If we are put on trial this should be in public. The people who try us should not let anyone tell them what to do.

11. We’re Always Innocent Till Proven Guilty. Nobody should be blamed for doing something until it is proven. When people say we did a bad thing we have the right to show it is not true.

12. The Right to Privacy. Nobody should try to harm our good name. Nobody has the right to come into our home, open our letters, or bother us or our family without a good reason.

13. Freedom to Move. We all have the right to go where we want in our own country and to travel as we wish.

14. The Right to Seek a Safe Place to Live. If we are frightened of being badly treated in our own country, we all have the right to run away to another country to be safe.

15. Right to a Nationality. We all have the right to belong to a country.

Start the timer below!

httpa://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kzv5t-Hy04g


Morning Prayer: Lord, help us to think about what is really important in life. 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 appreciated something that’s important to you 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.

Today is a sad day. It’s the last ever A&J! Due to busy schedules A&J have decided to call it a day with their weekly talk show and videos. They’ll still be helping out and doing al sorts of crazy things around school, but for now, enjoy their last ever ‘Question of the day!’

httpv://youtu.be/tv2eugY_u7s

It’s a big question – Should you always be allowed to express your views?


Morning Prayer: Lord, help us to stand up for what we believe. 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 stood up for 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.

Thursday

We Start with the Sign of the Cross.

For our PSHCE today we are going to use the Key Process of “Breaking News” to one of the rights that is under pressure at the moment – our right to privacy.

In the news article we meet Edward Snowden who leaked details of UK and USA spying operation. To some he is a villain who jeopardised necessary security operations and to others he is a freedom fighter protecting our privacy and holding governments to account. As with all these things its a matter of perspective.

As the rights to privacy are enshrined in law – what effect does this issue have on you?!


Morning Prayer: Lord, help us to respect the rights 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 shared something with someone 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.

It’s a short passage this week, but a powerful one from the book of Proverbs. What do you think it’s trying to tell us about Human Rights?

Open your mouth for the mute,
for the rights of all who are destitute.
Open your mouth, judge righteously,
defend the rights of the poor and needy.

-Proverbs 31  NRSV


Morning Prayer: Lord, help us to speak out for those whose rights are taken away. 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 spoken out 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.

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