Prayer Resources – Week 2

Anatomy-of-a-Compliment-bigAfter 3 very busy and exciting days – we’re back! We’ve made a great start to the new year already with 2 awesome Welcome Masses and this week is set to make the start of the year even better. Not only are we continuing with our living stones project and starting a brand new year of our PSHCE programme, we are also launching the now famous “Music Video Project.” This means that all this week we will be filming for our next video all around the school. The video celebrates all the best things about our community and reminds us to be proud of who we are. This of course, ties in with our PSHCE Topic this term – Be Yourself!

To celebrate the launch of video number 3 we can, for the first time, release publicly the previous 2 videos that we shot over the last two years. If you’ve never seen one before then check them out below to see what it’s all about!

Watch Videos

httpv://youtu.be/iajERNmJunc

httpv://youtu.be/CFvwZeh_YEs

You can also now find prayers for the end of the day on a new section of the website. The idea is to give a bit more variety and allow a bit more input into what and how we pray at the end of the day. You can find it using the menu above by clicking on Daily Prayer / End of day prayers.

*Also if you missed doing your living stones last week you can have a go instead for one of the AoW’s this week!

Living Stones

We begin with the Sign of the Cross

You may have heard about the new living stones project going on in school – today it’s your job to help lay down the first bricks!

Your job is to personalise your brick to celebrate your form – you can draw each other, get everyone to sign it or do anything you like – just make it personal and make it awesome!

Your first job is to collect your blank “brick” from the Chapel. They are in the letter holder by the entrance to the chapel, so go grab one, and while someone has gone to collect it, think about what you want your form’s brick to look like!

You don’t have to finish today – you might just want to talk about ideas but when it’s done bring it down to Tom or Marsha in the Chapel!

If you get chance, have a read of the scripture around the outside and see if it gives you any ideas!

Monday

We begin with the Sign of the Cross

This week, and in fact this term, is all about being yourself. It is of course easier said than done.

We all need a bit of inspiration at times and this video certainly fits the bill! Yes, this video is very old but the message is timeless. It even says in St Paul’s letter to the Romans that we shouldn’t change ourselves to be like other people.

Watch the video below and talk about what makes it easy/or difficult to be yourself.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U59I0YTtVGg

Don’t forget you can show off and celebrate who you are in the new video project filming this week!

Lord, help us to be ourselves. Amen.

We finish with the Sign of the Cross

Tuesday

We begin with the Sign of the Cross

Express yourself was the title of the first video we made in school. Being able to say to the world “This is who I am and what I want to be” is a huge step in becoming the person God made you to be. This video below shows a really simple action, but I wonder how many of us could do the same?

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmkLs-P5ewg

Watch the video and then try and recreate it in your form room.

Spend a few moments with the people around you and discuss what you would say.

Take it in turns – don’t all shout at once – see if you can express yourself and tell the world what you want to be and what you want to achieve.

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Lord, help us to express ourselves. Amen.

We finish with the Sign of the Cross.

Wednesday

We begin with the Sign of the Cross

How often do we say nice things about each other? Probably not enough! One of the biggest reasons people can be themselves is because they are loved and support by those around them. To help us with that we are going to try giving each other compliments as our prayer action.

Have a look at the image below and use it to structure your own complements for the people either side of you.

Then spend a few minutes giving and receiving those compliments with each other!

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Lord, help us to recognise what is good and beautiful in others. Amen.

We finish with the Sign of the Cross.

Thursday

_77318680_reuters_queenselfieOur focus on Thursday is always our current PSHCE topic. This term it’s all about “Being yourself.” Today we’re going to use the “Key Process” of Breaking News to explore this recent story about “Selfies.”

Web link to the story – http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/29026866

Downloadable Word Document – Royal Selfie

Read the story and then use the Key Process to discuss the story.

Why do you think the Selfie has taken off so much in the last year?

We begin with the Sign of the Cross

Lord, help us to proud of who we are. 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 3:13-17

No one has ascended into heaven except the one who descended from heaven, the Son of Man. And just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in him may have eternal life.

‘For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.

‘Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

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.

KS 5 – Have a read of the piece of scripture above.

Think about what you do to show love to others. Does everybody deserve to be loved?

Lord help us to show the unconditional love that you showed to others.

We finish with the Sign of the Cross.

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