Prayer at Boston St Mary's
Prayer is an important part of our school life. We have four daily prayers which we pray communally (shared below), and we also encourage children to engage in moments of private prayer. Prayer is also an important part of our RE lessons.
We offer a variety of prayer spaces around the school and have prayer peg boards in the foyer and in the school Hall. Our Reflection Room is also well-used by our pupils as a peaceful space. In our entrance lobby we have a prayer tree, which changes throughout the seasons. This may link to a mission given to our school community during a liturgy.
We pray the Our Father and Hail Mary regularly as part of our whole school liturgies. Children are also supported and encouraged from an early age to spend quiet time in reflection and/or prayer. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is one example of when our pupils and staff have the opportunity to do this.
Our Morning Offering
Father in Heaven,
I give you today
all that I think and do and say,
and are united with all that is done,
by Jesus Christ your dearest Son.
Our Prayer Before Lunch
This meal O God is a sign of your love for us,
bless Lord those who prepared it and be with us as we eat.
Our Prayer After Lunch
Thank you God for the food we have eaten,
Please send help to those who do not have enough to eat.
Our End of the School Day Prayer
God our Father
I come to say,
thank you for your love today.
Thank you for my family,
and all the friends you give to me.
Guard me in the dark of night
and in the morning send your light.
Our Trust Prayer
God our Father, let our individual paths converge as one, united in faith. Help us to grow together in your love and care, and to follow the example of your Son, Jesus Christ, in our daily work and lives. Filled with the grace of the Holy Spirit, and through the intercession of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux, instil in us the little ways of doing ordinary things through extraordinary love. When stones of doubt are cast upon us in burden, like a little flower rekindle our faith as children of God, filling our hearts with hope and love. Together, may we plant the seeds that one day will grow, knowing they hold future promise, enabling us to become all we are called to be. We make this prayer through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Saint Thérèse of Lisieux: Pray for us.