Prayer Resources – Week 4

shakeitoffWe’re already on week 4 and it feels like we were never away – in a good way! It’s been so cool to see how people have settled in to life back at Becket and especially awesome to see how all those who are new to our community have started to make this place feel like home.

Over the last 2 weeks we’ve also been filming our new video for this term – “Shake it off” and it’s not just the song thats amazing – the message is too. The song reminds us that even though there will always be people who want to stop us being ourselves we just need to “Shake it off” and be the amazing person that God made us to be.

It will have it’s official premiere on Tuesday so you’ll have to wait until then to see it!

In the mean time, this week’s prayer resources are hopefully going to help us remember to brave in the face of adversity. A reminder to have confidence in who are and in our God who loves us unconditionally.

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.

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!

*Also if you’ve not had chance to do your living stone last week you can have a go instead for one of the AoW’s this week! We’ve had some great bricks so far and they should start appearing this week!

Monday

We begin with the Sign of the Cross

St Paul tells us that we should not “Change ourselves to be like the people of this world” but how easy is it to actually be yourself and not follow the crowd?

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GSzCBv1-qA

Have a watch of the video above. It’s a social experiment designed to test how easy or difficult it is not to be influenced by others.

Think for a moment about the things you do that might be influenced by others.

What can you do to stay strong and stay you?!

Lord, help us to be true to ourselves. Amen.

We finish with the Sign of the Cross

Tuesday

We begin with the Sign of the Cross

IMG_20140917_172735It’s been amazing seeing you all over school this last 2 weeks in what is officially our biggest video ever. Nearly 300 different people have shared their dance skills with the world to celebrate just who we are as individuals and who are as a school! Every time I’ve sat down to edit it has been a reminder of just how awesome our school is! Hopefully the finished video will be the same for you!

httpv://youtu.be/40rJY313kdQ

If the YouTube link is not working you can access it on the T drive in the Be Inspirational folder. Enjoy!

*We’ve tried to get every single person who filmed into the video however there were a couple of clips we were unable to include due to technical reasons and for that I’m very sorry!!

While you’re watching, think about the challenges that you need to over come and just how much you have to be proud of. Think about your best quality and ask God to give you the strength to share that with the world, no matter what people say.

Lord, help us to be proud of the way you made us. Amen.

We finish with the Sign of the Cross.

Thursday

timthumbOur 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 Numb3rs to explore how easy young people find it to be themselves and just how much pressure society can put on young people today.

Decide on the number line:

What percentage of young people surveyed by the NHS in march this year said that they had felt ‘peer pressured’ to do something they knew was wrong?

Answer is at the bottom of the page!

We begin with the Sign of the Cross

Lord, give us the strength to make our own decisions. 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.

Matthew 21:33-43

“Listen to another parable,” Jesus said. “There was once a landowner who planted a vineyard, put a fence around it, dug a hole for the wine press, and built a watchtower. Then he rented the vineyard to tenants and left home on a trip. When the time came to gather the grapes, he sent his slaves to the tenants to receive his share of the harvest.The tenants grabbed his slaves, beat one, killed another, and stoned another. Again the man sent other slaves, more than the first time, and the tenants treated them the same way. Last of all he sent his son to them. ‘Surely they will respect my son,’ he said. But when the tenants saw the son, they said to themselves, ‘This is the owner’s son. Come on, let’s kill him, and we will get his property!’ So they grabbed him, threw him out of the vineyard, and killed him.

“Now, when the owner of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those tenants?” Jesus asked.

“He will certainly kill those evil men,” they answered, “and rent the vineyard out to other tenants, who will give him his share of the harvest at the right time.”

Jesus said to them, “Haven’t you ever read what the Scriptures say?

‘The stone which the builders rejected as worthless
    turned out to be the most important of all.
This was done by the Lord;
    what a wonderful sight it is!’

“And so I tell you,” added Jesus, “the Kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people who will produce the proper fruits.”

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 stops you sharing your talents? Does it get easier or harder as you get older?

Lord help us to recognise the talents you gave us. Amen

We finish with the Sign of the Cross.

Numb3rs Answer

The answer is 71%
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