At St Peter’s an invitation to prayer forms part of our daily act of Collective Worship. We recognise that prayers may only have a religious significance for some, but they have potential to give spiritual or mindful insights for all.
Both adults and children lead prayer at our school. We recognise that prayer does not have to be spoken and we often use silence and stillness to reflect upon our thoughts and feelings.
A termly display in the hall provides a focus for prayer and reflection and further opportunity for children’s spiritual development.
There are opportunities for children to write and share their own prayers with their classes, the whole school and in Church with the whole community, for example at Harvest, Easter and Mothering Sunday.
Prayers are said daily before lunch and at the end of the school day. Each class decides on a prayer suitable for their class and pupils are invited to join in if they wish.
One example is:
‘Hands together, softly so,
Little eyes shut tight,
Father, just before we go,
Hear our prayers tonight.
We are all thy children here,
This is what we pray,
Keep us when the night is here,
And for every day.
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