back to school

Jul 22, 2018

In New Zealand this week the third of the four school terms begins. Prayers here for a healthy and happy term for all staff and students.

Prayer is a regular part of the day in a Catholic school, beginning with staff prayer to start the day.

I’m often asked by those who share the responsibility for leading prayer for ideas about how best to lead group prayer. In the video below I offer a couple of suggestions.

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  1. Thanks, Fr John. Good advice for us adults who can be a bit self-conscious. Not so children. In many Catholic schools the day starts with five minutes of meditation and then the children’s own prayers of gratitude. These are always from the heart. One of my favourite prayers is from a 6 years old boy: “Thank you God for words so we can say thank you.”

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  2. Prayer changes everything!

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