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“We are very pleased with the prayer space in our school. It worked out real depth, and shows who we are as a school. We’re always looking for opportunities to help the students to think about the meaning of life and the prayer space helps to form their identity. It’s an important consideration that I make everyday as manager: What suits this school at this time? The prayer space fits well within the task we have in the areas of socialization, personal development and civic education of our students. The prayer space was way more than just a quiet room. Often you see that those spaces are empty and not in use. But this time it was really alive."Bas Bastiaanse, School Director (Netherlands)

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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