Prayers & Reflection

A Caring Christian Family Where We Grow Together
Let Your Light Shine ~ Matthew 5:16

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Call to Worship & Our Prayers

As part of daily routines the children are involved in worship and prayer.    Here are our prayers that the children and staff say together.   At the start of each day we also share a daily devotion which is based on Scripture.

Call to Worship
We light this candle to welcome Jesus in (as a candle is lit).

Welcome Prayer
We are here to worship, 
We are here to pray, 
We are here to listen,
We are here to praise,
We are here to meet with God and God will meet with us.
Let your light shine.

Close to Worship
May the Lord be with you
And also with you

School Prayer - Written by the Ethos Council April 2021
Dear Father,
Thank you God for allowing us to be part of Warmingham’s caring Christian family. 
Help us to let our lights shine so that our school can be a place full of happiness, laughter, love and learning.   
Let us never forget, that as many hands may build a house, so many hearts make a school.   

Dinner Prayer 
For what we are about to receive may the Lord may us truly thankful,

EYFS End of the Day Prayer 
Thank you God for this nice day 
Bless our friends, our work, our play. 

KS1 End of the Day Prayer
Thank you Lord for a lovely day,
For lesson to learn, and games to play,
For pictures to look at and songs to sing,
Thank you God for everything.

KS2 End of the Day Prayer
The children take it in turns to select an appropriate prayer from their class prayer book.   Children are also encouraged to write their own, which are then added to the class prayer book.

The Lord's Prayer
Our Father who art in heaven,
hallowed be your name.
Your Kingdom come, 
your will be done, 
on earth as it is 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.

Reflections Areas

We understand that the world we live is an increasingly busy and demanding one and that school life is no different to this. Therefore, it is important for the children to have a space to reflect on their own beliefs, values and thoughts to encourage the exploration of their own spirituality.

Jesus showed us the importance of retreating from the busyness of the world. In Mark 1:35, we read about Jesus getting up early in the morning and going to find a place where he could pray alone.

Our reflective areas teach pupils to be ‘still’ and are a place to worship, reflect, demonstrate curiosity to explore life’s big questions and provide an opportunity to show gratefulness.

Be still and know that I am God. Psalm 46. 10

Each classroom has a reflection area, which is changed and added to regularly during each term and reflects the current focus. They are interactive areas where the children can go to ponder, reflect and pray in a calm, inclusive space. To engage the children in thought and prayer, the areas enable children to choose from activities such as: considering their responses to big questions, reading a bible story, drawing pictures, writing their own prayers and more. Each week the children also have the opportunity to complete a value nomination tag where the children write the name of a fellow pupil who has demonstrated a Christian value to receive the award in our celebration worship. This encourages a deep understanding of the Christian values and what it looks like in action.

Our Whole School Outdoor Reflection Area

As a school, we also felt it was important to have a reflection area for the whole school community to engage with. As a result, our outdoor reflection area was brought to life to impact children’s spiritual lives. Every child in the school has decorated their own individual pebble for the pathway. As it is positioned just off from the main playground, all children can have access to it on a regular basis. This area is currently growing with the help of our Ethos Committee who have helped to design the area and choose the interactive activities for other children to engage with.

Show me your ways, Lord, teach me your paths. Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Saviour, and my hope is in you all day long.

Psalm 25: 4-5