Prayer Resources – Week 4

workplace-trustThis whole term is designed to help us focus on how we connect with those around us. Trust forms a huge part of this. To trust in someone is to have faith and depend on them to be there for you – but it’s not that simple.

It’s often really difficult to trust in others and really difficult to trust in God too. It requires making ourselves vulnerable and opening ourselves to the possibility that we might be let down sometimes – and that’s really tough. Knowing who to trust and when is also really confusing and difficult at times.

So why bother? Because trust enables real friendship, real relationships and real growth. You can’t have love with out trust, and to build any relationship with other people you’re going to need trust at some point. The rewards of trusting others comes in the confidence that it brings and the strength that it gives you.

Our job this week is to explore what trust is and who we trust so that we can find and build those relationships that make such a positive difference to our lives.


We begin with the Sign of the Cross

This incredible video shows two gymnasts from the Cirque Du Soleil. They have to trust each other completely in what they do relying on one another for support and safety. All of the incredible skill in the video is founded on mutual trust and it helps us recognise that to build proper relationships we need to put trust in the people around us.


Watch the video above and then discuss what you think about some of the questions posed.

Who do you trust and how can you grow?

Lord, help us to realise that trust is worth it. Amen.

We finish with the Sign of the Cross


We begin with the Sign of the Cross
Trust, Colorful words hang on rope by wooden pegFinding people we can trust is a difficult thing. But when we find those people we realise just how important they can be.

As a form think of 5 different people you trust in in your lives – one for each letter of the word ‘Trust’. For example ‘T’ could stand for ‘Teachers’.

Put a piece of paper in your form room window showing the people you trust to all those who use your form room today so that anyone who sees it will be reminded of all the different people we have to rely on.

Lord, thank you for the people we can trust. Amen.

We finish with the Sign of the Cross


We begin with the Sign of the Cross

WouldilietoyouKnowing who or what to trust can often be tricky. We see adverts and hear people promising all sorts of things but how do we know whats true?

Take 30 seconds for each person in the class to think of one fact true OR false.

When everyone has a fact, take it in turns to say the fact out loud. As each person says their fact the class must vote using thumbs up/thumbs down to indicate whether they think the person is telling the truth.

The form tutor will then asses the majority and ask the person whether they were lying or telling the truth.

Count up all the correct guesses and leave your score in the comments box below.

When the game is finished, have a think as a class about this question?

What makes a person trustworthy?

If you need some music for your activity – try this:


Lord, help us to be trustworthy and honest. Amen.

We finish with the Sign of the Cross.


R116__72414_zoomFor out PSHCE this term we are looking at “Networks”. This means exploring the way we interact with each other.

Use the Key Process of “Put Yourself On The Line” to debate the following statement:

The elderly are not very important to today’s society.

We begin with the Sign of the Cross

Lord, help us to see the value in each person. Amen.

We finish with the Sign of the Cross.


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.

Mark 1:21-28

Jesus and his followers went as far as Capernaum, and as soon as the sabbath came he went to the synagogue and began to teach. And his teaching made a deep impression on them because, unlike the scribes, he taught them with authority.
  In their synagogue just then there was a man possessed by an unclean spirit and it shouted, ‘What do you want with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are: the Holy One of God.’ But Jesus said sharply, ‘Be quiet! Come out of him!’ And the unclean spirit threw the man into convulsions and with a loud cry went out of him. The people were so astonished that they started asking each other what it all meant. ‘Here is a teaching that is new’ they said ‘and with authority behind it: he gives orders even to unclean spirits and they obey him.’ And his reputation rapidly spread everywhere, through all the surrounding Galilean countryside.
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.

What do you think it means by a new authority?

Does this fit the with image of a kind and gentle Jesus?

Lord, help us be ready for you in our lives. Amen.

We finish with the Sign of the Cross.

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