How

Prayer is an important part of our

relationship with God.

Even if we spend only five minutes a day

praying, we are talking to God and through prayer we strengthen our faith.

All prayer should begin with the Sign of the Cross:

‘In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen’.

 

We should remind ourselves that we are in the presence of God.

 

Ideas for House Group Prayer

 

¨ Choose a prayer from this book that either the teacher or a pupil reads out or all pupils read together.

 

¨ Choose a theme (e.g. from the

section on Liturgical Seasons

and Feast Days or

from something happening at

school or on the news) and then say a

suitable prayer from this  book and/or a

traditional prayer that everyone can join

in with e.g. Our Father, Hail Mary etc….

 

¨ Choose a story from the Bible and reflect on its meaning and then say a prayer from this book and/or a traditional prayer that

everyone can join in with.

 

¨ During October and May you could say a

decade of the rosary.

 

Lord Jesus, your friends said to you:

‘Teach us how to pray’.

We ask that you give us the fullness of your Spirit to help us to pray, so that we may grow in friendship with you.

Amen.