Prayer Resources – Week 6

A very exciting week awaits us this week. Monday and Tuesday are our sports days – the deciding event in the House Cup. With that in mind this week is all about support. How do people support us and how can we support others?

We also have the feast of St Benedict (the patron of students!) on Thursday. This reminds us of how important the support that the school gives to all of us and reminds us that we are part of a bigger network of support – the church.

Monday

 

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We Start with the Sign of the Cross

Today’s Big Question is all about support. We’ve got people from every form competing today and tomorrow and they need us to help them! But we might be able to support them better if we realise just how others support us so the Big Question today is:

Who is the biggest support in your life and why?

Share your answer with the person next to you and then if you’re brave share your answer with everyone else.

Morning Prayer: Lord, be with us in all that we do. Amen.

Prayer at the end of the day

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

Who has supported you today?

Father, give us faith
And help us to appreciate the things we cannot see.
Inspire in us not just a faith in you, but a faith in our family, our friends and ourselves.
Thank you for the strength that comes from your love;
Help me, when I am at my weakest, to find my faith again. Amen.

Tuesday

We Start with the Sign of the Cross.

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This story is amazing. It’s about the British Runner Derek Redmond in the 1992 Olympics and how he showed what true victory is. No one remembers who won the Gold for that event any more but people will never forget what he did and the strength he showed. It’s also amazingly powerful to see his Dad running out to support him. Sometimes we need a bit of help to get us back on track and finish the race. We can do that for each other if we do it together!

Remember to support each other at sports day today!

Morning Prayer: Lord, help us to be a support to each other. Amen.

Prayer at the end of the day

We Start with the Sign of the Cross.

Have you supported someone today?

Father, give us faith
And help us to appreciate the things we cannot see.
Inspire in us not just a faith in you, but a faith in our family, our friends and ourselves.
Thank you for the strength that comes from your love;
Help me, when I am at my weakest, to find my faith again. Amen.

Wednesday

We Start with the Sign of the Cross.

Yesterday was sports day and hopefully there were people in your form who competed bravely for their house and their year group. It’s time to recognise that achievement and show your support for their hard work yesterday.

Below are all the ingredients for a medal ceremony and this morning AOW is celebrate those people in your form who deserve it!

First thing to do is play the Dramatic ceremony music

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Next you need a  (a volunteer or 2) to Welcome everybody and make a short speech including this scripture:

St Paul’s letter to the Corinthians:

You know that many runners enter a race, and only one of them wins the prize. So run to win! Athletes work hard to win a crown that cannot last, but we do it for a crown that will last forever.

(Explain that the crown that last forever is our life with God(

Finally you will need some medals – you can make your own ow use the template provided here: (click to enlarge then download)

medal-template

 

Now it’s time to get up the heroic competitors from yesterday and given them the recognition they deserve!

Enjoy!

Morning Prayer: Lord, thank you for the gifts you’ve given us. Help us to share them with others. Amen.

Prayer at the end of the day

We Start with the Sign of the Cross.

Have you used your gift today?

Father, give us faith
And help us to appreciate the things we cannot see.
Inspire in us not just a faith in you, but a faith in our family, our friends and ourselves.
Thank you for the strength that comes from your love;
Help me, when I am at my weakest, to find my faith again. Amen.

Thursday

benedictWe Start with the Sign of the Cross

Today is the feast of St Benedict. St Benedict is really important to us for several reasons;

1) He is the Patron Saint of Students.

2) We have a relic of St Benedict in our school chapel altar.

3) He had a massive effect on how religious people live their lives.

One of the biggest contributions to the Church that St Benedict gave was his “Rule” which was a book of guidelines that laid out how we could live our lives for God. Fr Chris once told the Corpus Christi Confirmation group about it and about how the whole book started with a single word – listen.

It’s a powerful message to live by – start everything by listening. I wonder if we were to try and write some rules for getting closer to God what one word we would start with?

Your task to day is to think about the word you would use to start a rule to live your life by.

Write it on a piece of paper and put it in your form window

If you want to write out the whole rule (not just the first word) on the paper too then put that on your sign as well.

Then we will be able to do as St Benedict did and inspire others to live for God.

Morning Prayer: Lord, help us to live a good life. Amen.

Prayer at the end of the day

Have you seen a good rule to live by?

Father, give us faith
And help us to appreciate the things we cannot see.
Inspire in us not just a faith in you, but a faith in our family, our friends and ourselves.
Thank you for the strength that comes from your love;
Help me, when I am at my weakest, to find my faith again. Amen.

Friday

We Start with the Sign of the Cross

This week we have been reminding ourselves of the importance of support and St Paul reminds us too when he writes to the people in Thessolonia:

We have a great high priest who is in charge of God’s house. So let’s come near God with pure hearts and a confidence that comes from having faith. Let’s keep our hearts pure, our consciences free from evil, and our bodies washed with clean water. We must hold tightly to the hope that we say is ours. After all, we can trust the one who made the agreement with us. We should keep on encouraging each other to be thoughtful and to do helpful things.  Some people have gotten out of the habit of meeting for worship, but we must not do that. We should keep on encouraging each other, especially since you know that the day of the Lord’s coming is getting closer.

It simply talks about how together a community can work by encouraging each other to do the right thing. Think for a few moments about the people in school who encourage you to do the right thing.

Morning Prayer: Lord, help to keep on encouraging each other. Amen.

Prayer at the end of the day

Has someone encouraged you today?

Father, give us faith
And help us to appreciate the things we cannot see.
Inspire in us not just a faith in you, but a faith in our family, our friends and ourselves.
Thank you for the strength that comes from your love;
Help me, when I am at my weakest, to find my faith again. Amen.

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