Collective worship in action
Lord's Prayer Day
The day involved pupils visiting a number of prayer stations based on the Lord's Prayer.
'Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name' - this provided the pupils with an invitation to connect with God as the perfect Father. Pupils considered what it meant to be the perfect Father.
'Your kingdom come your will be done on earth as in heaven' - an opportunity to reflect on what it means to acknowledge God as king. Pupils acknowledged that God is king over the whole world.
For these two parts of the Lord's Prayer - pupils made clay figures. They then used these to create a display symbolising that we are part of God's family. Pupils also made butterflies and wrote down what type of world they thought God would like us to live in ... peaceful, loving etc. They then used these to create a display in our reflection room.
'Give us today our daily bread' - an opportunity to thank God for his provision.
'Forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sing against us' - an invitation to accept God's forgiveness.
Pupils participated in a Teddy Bear Picnic and thanked him for the food they were sharing. They also received a prayer bear that they used to say sorry to God.
'And leads us not into temptation but deliver us from evil' - an opportunity to reflect on God's leading us through life.
Pupils wrote their own sorry prayers then crumpled them up before throwing them into the bin. This symbolised God getting rid of our sing when he forgives us.
'For the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours, now and forever, Amen.' An invitation to accept Jesus as King.
Pupils made their own crowns, acknowledging Jesus' place as king in our own lives.
Pupils from St Bartholomew's, a local school, joined us for the day.