Today's theme was "A Prayer Service for the Beginning of the School Year." During our service, we prayed that God would be with us throughout this coming year, as we work towards the goals we have set for ourselves. The students took time to think about those goals, write them out, and put them into a special prayer box that will remain on our prayer table all year. At the end of the year, we'll open up the box and reflect on how far we have come in accomplishing those goals with God's help.
After the students become familiar with what the prayer services are all about, I will be turning things over to them. The students will work in groups to prepare a service based on the theme of their choice. Each Friday, one group will be in charge of leading the class through prayer. Their prayer service will include prayers, scripture reading, reflection activities and music to go along with their theme. What a great way to bring us all together and talk to God in a special way.
What do you think about the prayer services? Do you think this will be a meaningful activity during our school year? What ideas do you have for possible themes? As you think about these questions, have a listen to the song "Without You," by Jeremy Camp. We listened to this song during our reflection activity today and I think it goes very well with our theme of walking with God throughout this school year.