“Call to me and I will answer you” Jeremiah 33:3
Children at St Mary’s School are taught that prayer is a vital part of a Christian’s relationship with God. Assemblies include opportunities for children to pray or sit in silence and reflect. Prayer is a central part of our Christian distinctiveness at school. Children are taught about what prayer is and given opportunities each day to engage in collective prayer, reflection and silent prayer and their own personal prayer if they choose to. Each class has a reflection area for the children to pause and take time to reflect.
As a church school all children say Grace before lunch and finish the day with a prayer.
Our vision tree encourages children to develop an understanding of their own spirituality in relation to themselves, others, the natural and God-given world and the ponder things which are beyond understanding.
Three times a year we are fortunate to be able to spend up to a day exploring a key question with members of the church working alongside the classes. These are always popular events with the whole school coming together to share their experiences at the end of the day with each other as well as parents.
The Lord's Prayer
Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name.
Your Kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins,
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom,
the power and the glory are yours.
Now and forever.
Help us in this school to be patient, loving and kind.
Help us to think of others and not hurt them by the things we say or do.
Help us always to tell the truth and do what we know is right.
Dear Lord, bless our school. That learning together and playing together we can learn to serve you and serve one another in Jesus’ name.