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Prayer Time

!-- Start of StatCounter Code --> The Sunday School children always remember to spend some time praying.  They have especially learnt to pray at their bedside before going to sleep.  When they pray they always like to ask God to bless their Mum and Dad, their brothers and sisters and, indeed, any other family and friends that are dear to them.  Of course they NEVER forget to ask God to bless themselves too and keep them safe as they sleep.

The children have even spent time writing their own prayers and the vicar has created some prayer cards for St. Hilary's upon which some of these prayers have been placed.

See how they did below.................with special mention to Robert Alexander (for the wrong reasons!) and Amelia! (for all the right reasons!)

 Oh dear.................Robert Alexander seems to have disappeared in a day dream!

The vicar had asked him to write a "Morning Prayer" one Sunday after he brought his football into church yet AGAIN for the morning family service!

Robert Alexander began really well as you can see but he has now decided he needs a little break!

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Amelia, on the other hand, is a very industrious and hard working young lady.  She also prides herself on her very good hand writing!  The vicar had asked her to write a "Thanksgiving" prayer.

As you will have probably gathered, Amelia had NO trouble thinking of things to thank God for!

She insisted on having a proper pencil to write with too!

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Poppy loves her teddy bear, Big Ted, so she always likes to remember him when she prays too.  She prays that she will never forget to take him home when he comes with her to church.  She would be so lost without him in bed beside her at night.  He always makes her feel safe and secure.

The children often wonder if Magnifi-Cat prays too.  Indeed he does!!  He would be SO lost without the children visiting him in church.  He must pray that they are safe when they go home so that they will be able to return to church on the following Sunday.  Of course the children don't come to church JUST to visit  Magnifi-Cat but he really believes that they do.  He is a very vain cat. 

The children  have been taught to pray what is called "The Lord's Prayer".  This is a prayer that Jesus himself taught his disciples to use when praying to God.

(Priscilla Jane, seen below,  loves to pray on her knees.   She is kneeling here at the altar rail for a short time of prayer.  Notice that even some of the local wildlife and church pets have joined her and are, also, in an attitude of prayer)

 

Priscilla Jane prays at the altar rail Our Father
Who art in heaven
Hallowed by thy name
Thy kingdom come
Thy will be done
On earth
As it is in heaven
Give us this day
Our daily bread
And forgive us
Our trespasses
As we forgive those
Who trespass against us
And lead us not 
In to temptation
But deliver us
From evil
For thine is the kingdom
The power
And the glory
For ever and ever
AMEN

 

Prayer Cards to download
(right click link below and take "save target" option)

St. Hilary's Miniature Church Prayer Cards 
(note: these prayer cards are approximately credit card size and you will need to create 16 pages of the front and 16 pages of the back with the prayer and print on both sides of A4 putting your printer setting to 16 pages per sheet)

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Thanks to Frances of Buttercup Miniatures for this wonderful prayer card idea!