Children and young people are innately curious about life. Growing up raises lots of questions, some to do with their experience, both the good and the bad, and some to do with their sense of wonder at the universe we live in and whether there’s more to life than meets the eye.
Prayer Spaces in Schools enable children and young people, to explore these life questions, spirituality and faith in a safe, creative and interactive way. Taking a Christian perspective as a starting point, prayer spaces give children and young people an opportunity to develop skills of personal reflection and to explore prayer in an open, inclusive and safe environment. There are lots of ways to choose and organise the prayer activities in your prayer space.
One could choose prayer activities to fit with a particular season or event (e.g. Advent, a sporting event, exams). One could choose a set of prayer activities that follow a particular journey or Biblical story (e.g. the Lord’s Prayer, the Good Samaritan). Or one could choose prayer activities that blend around particular themes or even school values or school topics (e.g. self-image, thankfulness). What’s important is that you choose your prayer activities carefully.