Abbey Grange students learn to pray creatively

As part of their Lenten reflection, Abbey Grange students have been exploring the notion of fellowship through 14 different creative prayer stations

Chaplain Kay Brown says, “We filled St Andrew’s West Park with prayer stations based on the theme of ‘koinonia’, that is, 'fellowship' or coming together in community to be with God. It’s one of our Christian values that we’ve been exploring in school all term.

"Students prayed for friends and remembered those they’ve lost. They prayed for the world by rolling dice and built their prayers for the community into a Jenga tower.

"The depth and honesty of their thoughts and responses was extremely moving. I asked them which station meant the most to them and it was interesting how many mentioned the forgiveness station."

"There was something for everyone".

One of the stations was called ‘The Honour Wall’ :-

When someone that we love leaves or dies, they leave a gap in our lives. We miss them.

Is there someone that you miss?

If you want to, you can write the name of the person onto one of the post it notes and attach it to our ‘Honour Wall’ along with a coloured ribbon as a symbol of remembrance. You could say a quiet thank you for the good memories that you have of them.

You can talk with God about your feelings too.

Take your time. It might be helpful to talk to someone afterwards.

The day was hosted by Leeds Faith in Schools.


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