What is praying?
Praying means talking to God.
Praying means giving your heart to God.
Praying means becoming quiet
Praying means listening to God.
Praying means thanking HIM.
Praying means asking HIM, telling HIM everything: all your worries, all your fears,
everything that burdens your conscience,
everything you are pleased about.
Praying also means accepting sadness and asking God to come also into our difficulties.
Our Father in heaven is very close to us.
He sees you, hears you, really knows you.
He is as interested in you as a mother is in her children.
He has time for you and,
over the years, gives you
much, much more
than you can imagine.
"I used to believe that prayer changes things, but now I know that prayer changes us, and we change things."
Saint Teresa of Calcutta
Our School Prayer is
Together we are
a family of God,
a family of love,
a family of learners
The KCSP Prayer is
Keep us safe, O Lord, in your love,
Care for our homes, our schools and our parishes,
Strengthen us with your amazing grace so we may live out the good news.
Pour out on us all your gifts of faith, hope and love.
Through their years at St Mary's the children will learn and regularly say prayers.
Our daily prayers are;
KS1 Home time
KS2 Home time
Good morning Lord, we praise your holy name,
And thank you for giving us this lovely new day! X2
Now the day is over we lift our hands and say,
Thank you, Heavenly Father, for today.
We’re sorry for the bad things, but glad about the right,
Keep us Heavenly Father in your love tonight.
Angel of God, My guardian Dear,
To whom God's love commits me here,
Ever this night
Be at my Side,
To light and guard,
To rule and guide,
At lunch time we say Grace;
Bless us O God as we sit together.
Bless the food we eat today.
Bless the hands that make the food.
Bless us O God
During assemblies we will learn and say;
Full of Grace,
The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit
of thy womb, Jesus.
Mother of God,
pray for us sinners now,
and at the hour of our death.
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 this 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.
Glory be to the Father,
And to the Son,
And to the Holy Spirit.
As it was in the beginning, is now,
And ever shall be,
World without end.
Prayer Booklets for Classes
Praying the Rosary
The Rosary is a meditative prayer that reflects upon the life, ministry, and death of Jesus and also on His Blessed Mother. As we repeat the familiar prayers, we allow our minds to think about the lives of Jesus and Mary here on earth – a mystery.
There are four parts to the rosary, known as ‘mysteries’:
The Luminous Mysteries
The Sorrowful Mysteries
The Glorious Mysteries
The Joyful Mysteries
For each set of mysteries, we are introduced to five different elements or ‘snapshots’ of the lives of Jesus and Mary. Each snapshot taken from Scripture is an opportunity to reflect and pray. To respond, we pray a set of prayers, which together with the reflection is called a ‘decade’.
The prayers we say as part of this set begin with one Our Father, followed by
ten Hail Marys and one Glory Be to finish.
We use the beads of the Rosary to keep track of our prayers.
October is the month of the Rosary, and on October 7 we celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary
KS2 attended Mass at St John's on October 7th 2022 - the mass was led by Father Matthew and children in Class 6 led the readings and prayers of intercession. Parents and the Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions attended also. Jude and Lincoln from Class 5 were the altar servers.