Prayer & Reflection
At St Christopher’s Church of England Primary prayer and reflection are central to our day. Each class has a spiritual area where children have the opportunity to reflect upon the current Collective Worship theme. In conjunction with this the children are developing an outdoor spiritual area which facilitates reflection and spirituality. In times of collective worship, we are reminded of the prayer that Jesus taught us to say: Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us each day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory for ever and ever. Amen. We also light a candle as part of our assembly: we do this because a candle is a symbol of Jesus, the light of the world, and because the candle carries on burning, carrying on our prayer, even when we are not speaking. It is also a visible sign that worship has begun. A prayer box is also available in the foyer. At the end of our assembly, we blow out the candle to bring that act of worship to a close. We close our assembly with ‘peace be with you’ and the respond ‘and also with you’.
Please find below a selection of the prayers that we use across the school at St Christopher's.