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Collective Worship 8th June 2020

Bible Story - please click on the link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jrh375bd_LA

Collective Worship 5th June 2020

Suffer the little children to come unto Me, and forbid them not: for of such is the Kingdom of God.”

[Mark 10:13]

A Short Prayer for a Child

Strength and wholeness. I shall run and not be weary. I shall walk and not faint 

Come Gracious Spirit, Heavenly Dove,
With light and comfort from above.

Be Thou our Guardian, Thou our Guide,
Stay close by every child’s side. Amen!

Collective Worship 4th June 2020

A prayer for the world God of love and hope, you made the world and care for all creation, but the world feels strange right now.

The news is full of stories about Coronavirus.

Some people are worried that they might get ill.

Others are anxious for their family and friends.

Be with them and help them to find peace.

We pray for the doctors and nurses and scientists, and all who are working to discover the right medicines to help those who are ill.

Thank you that even in these anxious times, you are with us.

Help us to put our trust in you and keep us safe.

Amen.

Collective Worship 3rd June 2020

https://youtu.be/EcVFN8ePKTk  use this link to look at the parable

Good Morning, Jesus

Jesus, you are good and wise
I will praise you when I rise.
Jesus, hear this prayer I send
Bless my family and my friends.
Jesus, help my eyes to see
All the good you send to me.
Jesus, help my ears to hear
Calls for help from far and near.
Jesus, help my feet to go
In the way that You will show.
Jesus, help my hands to do
All things loving, kind, and true.
Jesus, guard me through this day
In all I do and all I say.

Amen.

Collective Worship 2nd June 2020

He wakes me up; He makes me sleep.
Provides for me the food I eat.
When I cry, I call on Him,
Because I know with Him I win.
Even through the hardest day,
I trust in Him in every way.
He's the One who sees me through,
Jesus lives, I know it's true.
With loving-kindness, He smiles on me.
Because He died, I am free.
Lord, for all, I thank you so,
I know you'll never let me go!

Collective Worship 1st June 2020

Prayer:We love You so much, Lord! We surrender fully to You and pray that Your love will guide us today and every day. May we simply be conduits of Your love to the children in our care. Amen

“Watch carefully the children around you. In precious moments you will catch a glimpse of your Saviour’s face. Listen intently and you will hear his voice. Walk gently among them; his footprints are all around you. Embrace them, for you are embracing him. Respect them, because they are sometimes God’s agents – exactly the kind of instruments he needs. At such times, only a child will do.” Wess Stafford

Collective Worship 22nd May 2020

https://youtu.be/F0HkRbtZbWk

God, please bless my school. Thank You for all of the teachers that work so hard to help us learn. Thank You for break and lunchtime, when we get to play with our friends. Thank You for providing a place where we can learn more about the world You created for us to live in, and how it works. Please keep my school safe. Protect all of the grown ups and kids that come to school everyday. Protect us from harm, and help us to be kind to each other. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Collective Worship 21st May 2020

Click on the link for a parable

https://youtu.be/bJPMf9VGMUc

God, Sometimes I don’t feel like talking about what’s wrong. I just want to be mad or sad or frustrated. I would rather sit by myself. Sometimes, things feel too big for me to figure out. Sometimes, life seems really unfair. I need Your help, God. You are the only One who sees everything and knows everything. You are the only One who knows everything about me. Can You help me to trust You, today? Please teach me how to take what I feel and give it to You to sort out. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Collective Worship 20th May 2020

God, I am sad. But You are good, and You are there. You listen to me when I cry. I can cry to You and tell You what is wrong. Even when I don’t know what to say, I can just pray, “Help me, God, I’m so sad.” You promise that whatever I am going through, You will be there. Thank You for always loving me, even when I am really sad. Thank You for this day, even though it’s not been the best day. Show me how to cheer up. Help me to be happy. Help me to see and remember all of the good things You have blessed my life with, and dry my tears. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Collective Worship 19th May 2020

Deuteronomy 11:20 tell us to “Teach these things to your children. Talk about them when you’re sitting together in your home and when you’re walking together down the road. Make them the last thing you talk about before you go to bed and the first thing you talk about the next morning.” When it seems daunting to break down faith to our children, let us pray to the Lord for strength to pass down His truth in prayer with the little lives He’s entrusted us with on this earth.

God, thank You for this day! Thank You for the birds and the animals, the flowers and the trees, the lakes and the streams, and the sun that rises and sets over them each day. Thank You for creating everything we see! Thank You for the life we live, and for making each person different. Thank You for Jesus, who died for us so that we can go to heaven one day just for believing in Him. What an amazing God You are! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Collective Worship 18th May 2020

Father God, please be with me today in everything I will face. Help me to learn well at school. I pray that I would be a good friend to those around me today. Amen

Collective Worship 15th May 2020

Galatians 6:2 Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.

Father God, I thank you that you made us to be in relationship with others. I pray for my child to know great care and support from those around them. May they be encouraged by friends at school, college or university. May they show your love and care to their friendship circle. Amen

Collective Worship 13th May 2020

Take a moment of reflection for Michael Rosen as he continues to get better after contracting Covid 19 - Think about what he has given to us in the way of his poetry, understanding hardship, the environment and many other aspects. Our thoughts are with him.

God I thank you for the gift of knowledge! I praise you that you provide us with brains to think and question the world around us. I pray you would help my child learn well and flourish. May they discover their unique talents and giftings. Give them a passion for the world around them. Amen

Collective Worship 14th May 2020

Heavenly Father, I thank you that all good gifts come from you. I thank you that I can trust you for the future of my family. Please guide my child in every step they take. I pray they would know your provision and protection. Make steady their steps I pray. Amen

Collective Worship 12th May 2020

Dear Lord Jesus. Thank you so much for all the precious children in this world. We know they mean so much to you. We pray you would help us do all we can to protect and give them the start in life they deserve. Lord we bring to you all of the wonderful work being done to release children from poverty, and we pray that you would bless every pair of hands that works for you. Increase and bless their efforts in Jesus name, Amen.

Collective Worship 11th May 2020

God, thank You for this day! Thank You for the birds and the animals, the flowers and the trees, the lakes and the streams, and the sun that rises and sets over them each day. Thank You for creating everything we see! Thank You for the life we live, and for making each person different. Thank You for Jesus, who died for us so that we can go to heaven one day just for believing in Him. What an amazing God You are! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Collective Worship 6-8th May 2020

Access these sites for ideas on Collective Worship / Reflective thought

https://families.jigsawpshe.com/stuck-at-home/

https://engageworship.org/engage-at-home-daily-family-prayer-and-worship-activities

Collective Worship 5th May 2020

Pray they would learn at an early age to tame their tongues and to have gracious words for all.

“Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.” Colossians 4:6

Lord, would you season my kids’ conversations. Let them be gracious when condemnation is expected. Let them be positive when negativity reigns. Let their words turn others towards you rather than repel them from you.

Collective Worship 4th May 2020

Pray your children would be joyful.

“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds…” James 1:2

Lord, let my kids display a supernatural joy in times when circumstances are at their worst. Help them maintain that joy be reminding them that you are always with them and they are not alone. Let them know it is ok to be sad or angry, but it is not ok to dwell in it. Let them lean on the church community so they can share in the joy together.

Collective Worship 1st May 2020

Pray God would make them an instrument of peace.

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.” Matthew 5:9

Father, let my children be instruments of peace. Where there is hatred, let them sow love. When the occasion calls for anger, let them experience your joy and contentment.

Collective Worship 30th April 2020

Pray they would shine like stars in a dark world.

“Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.” Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky.” Philippians 2:12.

Lord, let my children shine like stars. Although small, stars can give off a great light, illuminating even the darkest sky. In that way, I pray my kids would illuminate the dark world everywhere they go.

 

Collective Worship 29th April 2020

Pray you would not to exasperate your children.

“Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.” Ephesians 6:4

Lord, help me not to bring my kids pain or confusion but let me lead them clearly. Let me train and instruct even if it is against what the world tells them. Let me cling to your word and not the negative words I may say from time to time.

Collective Worship 28th April 2020

Pray for God to heal our nation and to use them as change-agents to usher in the Kingdom.

“[I]f my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14.

Lord, humble our people. Let our kids not see our example of arguing and complaining about how bad the world is but rather act in love and obedience to your word. Let us put our faces before you so it is not in our own strength but yours that our land cam be healed.

Collective Worship 27th April 2020

Pray your children would forgive freely.

“But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.” Matthew 6:15

Lord, help my children to not harbor bitterness and resentment in their hearts. Let them forgive freely, quick to let things go. Let them live in the freedom you promised by forgiving, knowing your death made the way for their sins to be forgiven.

Collective Worship 24th April 2020

Pray they would be generous in spirit.

 “Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” 2 Corinthians 9:7

Lord, let them give of their possessions freely to others. Let them give freely because they trust that you give freely too. Let them give to others with a grateful heart so that they can trust you will always provide for them when they need it. Let them decide in their heart to give above and beyond what is required.

Collective Worship 23rd April 2020

Pray your children would live for God’s love and approval and not the approval of man.

“See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!” 1 John 1:3

Lord, let them live every day knowing that they are your children. Help them to understand that they are heirs to your throne and that you give them to access to every good gift. Let them bask in your deep love for them.

Collective Worship 22nd April 2020

Pray that God would order their steps for them.

“The Lord makes firm the steps of the one who delights in him.” Psalm 37:23

Lord, help my children know that you have a plan and purpose for every day of their lives. Remind them that you know the number of hairs on their head. When times get tough, let them know it is all a part of your grand plan for their lives.

Collective Worship 21st April 2020

Pray your children would be a light in a dark world.

“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.” 1 Timothy 4:12

Lord, help them find their place in the Kingdom by setting an example. Let them know that their actions are just as important as their words when people see them. Allow them to understand that when people see them, they see Jesus.

Collective Worship 1st April 2020

Pray they would sharpen others as they are sharpened.

“As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” Proverbs 27:17

Lord, help them find mature people in their lives that can sharpen them and show them what it means to be mature in the faith. Conversely, let them invest in those younger in the faith and sharpen them so that in turn those younger may grow up in the faith as well. Let them see the beauty of a mentoring relationship from both sides.

Collective Worship 31st March 2020

Pray your kids would live with purpose.

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11

Father, help them discover the plan in your life. When life hasn’t gone the way they think, help them to trust you have a greater plan for their lives. Let them walk in your footsteps to follow your guidance as that plan unfolds.

 

Collective Worship 30th March 2020

Pray they would lean on God in faith and trust, and not themselves.

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;in all your ways submit to him and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6

Lord, help my children lean on you even when it doesn’t seem to make sense. Help them to resist the temptation to make their own way. Let them follow you no matter how difficult it may seem.

 

 

Collective Worship 27th March 2020

Pray your children would build up and not tear down with their words.

“Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.” Ephesians 4:29

Lord, help my kids speak words that breathe life into others’ souls. Help them be an example of Jesus through their positive words and when appropriate, silence. Let them not use their words to inflate their egos but rather pierce others’ souls so they can grow into mature Christians.

 

Collective Worship 26th March 2020

Pray they would obey their parents.

“Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.” Colossians 3:20

Father, help my children understand that being a parent means giving them consequences so they can learn and grow up to be independent, successful children. Help them to obey even when it would be easier to rebel. Let this be a lesson not only to obey their parents but all authority.

 

 

Collective Worship 23rd March 2020

“Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.” James 4:10

Lord, humble my kids. Let tough circumstances humble them so they will stay connected to you. Do not let the sin of pride rule their hearts but rather allow bad things to happen so they may cry out to you.

Collective Worship 24th March 2020

 Pray they would treat others as they want to be treated.

“So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.” Matthew 7:12

Lord, help them to treat others the way they want to be treated. If they want to be loved and shown kindness, then teach them to be loving and kind to others. Help them know that when they are showing others who Christ is.

Collective Worship 25th March 2020

Pray they would learn to speak the truth in love.

“Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ.” Ephesians 4:15

Lord, help my kids to learn how to speak hard truths to others. Help them to worry less about what others think and more about the spiritual growth of others. May they be blessed with people in their lives who are bold enough to speak the same hard truths to them.