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“The children loved having the prayer space in school. Every child I spoke to was positive and said how calm and relaxed the room made them feel. The children felt like it was a safe place, and spoke about a peace that being inside the prayer spaces gave them. One child said it made them feel confident that they could bring anything to God, and another said how it helped them to remember that they could pray in any way, anywhere.”Jake Bateson (Head of RE, Birmingham)

Pray for your Community

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

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Community can mean all sorts of things. It can refer to the geographical area where we live, where we work or attend school, or it can refer to a group of people with whom we share common values, opinions, experiences, club memberships, etc.

Students are part of a school community - they share a building, lessons and experiences with a group of people five days in a week. The group of people who they hang around with after school in the park, or the sports team they're participate in, will be another community.

But what about the people who feel less connected? What about people who are lonely, unloved, unwanted - the next door neighbours who are difficult to get on with, for example - are they part of the community too? 

This prayer activity encourages students to think about their local community, to reflect on what they think and feel about it, and then to pray for people and places where there is need.