Prayer is a natural and valued part of the culture of the school. It is not compulsory or forced.
SIAMS Action Plan 2018
Prayer is an important part of our school, allowing and encouraging children to:
Find a quiet space inside to reflect upon their lives and the lives of others
Join the other children in acts of communal reflection
Think of their own and others' needs
Start to understand the power of prayer, as outlined in the Christian Bible
Understand the different ways that people pray
Understand the different reasons people pray
and, most powerfully,
Develop and value a deeper relationship with God, through Jesus the Son and The Holy Spirit.
When do we pray?
We pray at lots of different times, for different reasons
|Prayer times||Reasons for praying|
|The Lords Prayer in Worship||To pray as Jesus told us to. To obey Him and learn what Jesus considered important.|
|Individual Prayer in Worship||Children can connect with God and the school community through praying aloud in Worship time, both about their learning and things which are important to them.|
|Reflective Prayer in Worship||Times of quiet reflection for children to reflect on the teachings of the Worship and things which are important to them.|
|Liturgical Prayers in Worship||Led by Worship Leaders, following Anglican liturgical guidelines.|
|Before lunch (in development)||To give thanks to God for providing us with our food, and praying blessings on those people who have brought our lunch to us.|
|Children's Prayer Group||Spirit-led prayers for the community of Lyminge Church of England Primary School.|
|Adult Prayer Group||Spirit-led prayers for the community of Lyminge Church of England Primary School.|
|Prayers before child-led meetings||The Children lead prayers before School Council Meetings, asking for wisdom, peace and for God's will to be done.|
|End of day prayers (in development)||This can be either a general school prayer or individual prayers giving thanks to God, asking for help or guidance or praising God for something special in their lives.|
|Prayers before adult meetings (in development)||The Adults lead prayers before Staff and Governor Meetings, asking for wisdom, peace and for God's will to be done.|