This week at Amberley, we held our second Prayer Day where children, parents and members of the community were able to take time to reflect on many aspects of the Christian Value of Forgiveness. The day took a great deal of organisation and we are very grateful to Mrs. Smith, Mrs Cross and Mrs Lury for all their incredible hard work. The prayer space was beautifully present and such care and attention had be put into each of the activities in order for us all to learn more about prayer and reflect upon our feelings and beliefs.
Prayer Station Day by Tilly and Merrie
On Wednesday 7th March, we had a prayer station day focusing on our Christian value, Forgiveness. There were five incredible stations, all representing Forgiveness. These include The Last Supper, The Garden of Gethsemane, A Reflection Zone, World Water Day and A Prayer Wall. At the Last Supper we had bread, grapes and juice to represent wine and learnt what the Lord’s Prayer. At the Garden of Gethsemane, we made a cross and planted a sweet pea to represent the resurrection of Jesus. The Prayer Wall was where you asked God for forgiveness and you reflect on what you’ve done at the Reflection Zone. Whilst being at the Water Station, we used a special material and wrote sins on it. Then when we put it in the water, the ink washed off. This represented how God forgives us and our sins are washed away. In the Reflection Zone we held a battery candle and a cardboard heart and went inside a den filled with cushions. Whilst in there we thought of ways to be a better person and how to forgive people. When we came out of the den, we shared our ideas. Afterwards, we said a big thank you for all of the effort and time put into it.
We really enjoyed it. We hope we have another one.
Tilly Holmes and Merrie Huntley (Friesian Class)