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Resources for families with school-aged children to use at home
Welcome to #faith at home with ROOTS. We're delighted to be part of the Church of England's #faithathome initiative working with Oak National Online Academy.
Prayers and prayer activities to use during the week.
A prayer at the start of the day
For younger children
Everyone covers their eyes with their hands.
Forgive us, gentle God,
for all the times we do not see
the people around us
who need our help and kindness.
Help us to look carefully each day
to see who you would like us to bless.
Jesus, we want to follow you,
wherever you lead.
Help us, this week,
to see others through your eyes
of kindness, mercy, and compassion.
Give us hearts that care
and help us to be good neighbours
to those around us.
Draw a rainbow outline and colour in an arc after every line.
thank you for all the colours of life:
the red of love,
blue of kindness,
pink of friendship,
purple of laughter,
orange of generosity,
green of truthfulness,
and yellow of faith.
Thank you for all those whose lives are like rainbows,
drawing us closer to you.
Prayers for our neighbours
Spend a moment thinking about your neighbours. What do you know about their hopes, their needs, their anxieties? Is there a small kindness you could do for them today? Pray for them by name.
A prayer asking for forgiveness
Lord, we are sorry
when we speak unkind words,
and when we do unkind things.
and help us to grow in faith,
kindness and love.
Decorate one side of a postcard-sized card. On the other side write the names of people you want to pray for. Keep the card visible this week, and pray every day:
in prayer we are like Jesus,
stamped with your image
of compassion and kindness.
We entrust those we have named
on our cards to your love.
In Jesus’ name.
A prayer at the end of the day
We thank you, Lord Jesus,
that you go to uncomfortable places,
to ‘in between’ places,
and you remember those whom we’ve forgotten.
You heal and you bless,
you help people feel they belong again.
Thank you, Lord, for all your kindness.
Last week 12-18 June we explored Resilience.
Next week 26 June - 2 July we explore Generosity - Find a variety of resources from ROOTS.
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