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'I was profoundly moved by the responses of some of the students to the opportunity to reflect on their lives in a quiet and safe place. It is evident that some of these young people are struggling to make sense of their lives and the challenges they face. In this noisy world of constant media stimulation there is a great need to give young people the space and time to be quiet and still and to reflect.'Volunteer (England)

Sorry Strings

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Category: Prayer Activities Age Group: 7 - 11's Age Group: 12 - 16's Age Group: 16+

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The phrase 'sorry is as sorry does' means that the apology is only as good as the action that follows it. Being sorry is a statement of intent, that I am going to live differently.

This activity encourages students to think about things that they want or need to say sorry for, and then to write it onto torn-up cardboard and peg it onto some hanging strings.

There are other prayer activities in our library that focus on the 'sorry' theme. This is the only one where students are encouraged to write down the things they are sorry for and display them for others to see. The students don't sign them, of course, but even so, the prayers are public. Amazingly, this doesn't seem to deter students from writing honest sorry prayers. And once some have been pegged, many others follow.

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