Joy, Hope & The Gift of Prayer - 24 Sep 2021

Prayer Spaces in schools give children of all faiths and none the space to reflect and explore prayer. 

Read the experience of St Margaret's school as they experienced the gift of prayer in their Beatitude themed Prayer Space. 

The students at St Margaret’s took part in a Beatitudes based prayer space, where Chaplain Susan Crothers-Robertson explained that students were invited to explore the Beatitudes through eight stations; wisdom, resilience, peace, justice, joy, humility, hope and forgiveness.

“Prayer spaces nurture my faith and spirituality, as I have many opportunities to connect with God.” - Year 7 Pupil

At the hope themed station, students were invited to create flowers as they reflected on what hope meant to them. One staff member commented that the mindfulness shown by the students during this activity was transformative.

“The quiet time in the prayer space is a precious gift within the busyness of school life. They look forward to the opportunity to explore, create, reflect and just be. It was so lovely to hear the ‘wow’ comments as the students entered the space” – Revd Susan.

At the joy themed station, students shared prayers of gratitude and joy on flag bunting. 

The beatitudes prayer spaces provided a unique opportunity for students to express and explore their thoughts and feelings and to consider kindness in a way that was visual, hands-on, practical and relevant. It also highlighted to students that there are different ways to talk or pray with God.

find out more:

Sign up to the next The Prayer Spaces Session on the 27th September. 

The Prayer Spaces Sessions are a series of online seminars, interviews and discussions to help us host the best possible prayer spaces in schools.

Register your own Prayer Space .

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