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Message in a bottle? The Lord's Prayer

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The Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6:9-13 and Luke 11:2-4) is a prayer spoken out by millions of people around the world on a regular basis. Some schools say the Lord’s Prayer as part of the daily collective worship routine. But how many of the people who say it every day really understand what Jesus was teaching when he taught it to his disciples, and to a crowd on another occasion?

Rather than simply giving a prayer to be recited, many Christians believe that Jesus was showing some general principles of good practice in prayer. He begins with putting God and his kingdom first, before moving on to our needs, repentance, forgiveness and our character before finishing with God again.

The assemblies in this series begin by explaining about prayer and an overview of the Lord’s Prayer, they then move on to drawing out four values that are addressed in the prayer. 

With British values being a priority for schools at present, most schools will be pleased to have us bring out the values that are in the Lord’s Prayer. Having said that, there may be some schools for whom a whole series on prayer is not appropriate. If in any doubt, please discuss with your link teacher at the school before starting the pack. 

Series Outline:

1. Message in a bottle?: What is prayer? An introduction to the Christian concept of prayer and the Lord’s Prayer.

2. Arti Fishall: The Lord’s Prayer shows us about PRIORITIES: Jesus put’s God’s kingdom first. ‘Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.’

3. I need it!: The Lord’s Prayer shows us about VALUES: Give us today our daily bread. Being grateful for having our needs satisfied. Loving/valuing people (and God) more than things.

4. Word Switch: The Lord’s Prayer shows us about RELATIONSHIPS: Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.

5. The Sweet Shop: The Lord’s Prayer shows us about CHARACTER: Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

Message in a bottle?

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What is prayer?

An introduction to the Christian concept of prayer and the Lord’s Prayer.Story (Bible Reference): The Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6:9-13 and Luke 11:2-4) 

Key Stage Relevance KS1 and KS2

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Arti Fishall

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The Lord’s Prayer shows us about PRIORITIES:

The Lord’s prayer put’s God’s kingdom first. ‘Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.’

Story (Bible Reference): The Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6:9-13 and Luke 11:2-4) Arthur story based on John 4:10 Jesus answered her, ‘If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.’

Key Stage Relevance KS1 and KS2

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I need it!

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Theme The Lord’s Prayer shows us about VALUES: Give us today our daily bread. Being grateful for having our needs satisfied. Loving/valuing people (and God) more than things.

Story (Bible Reference) The Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6:9-13 and Luke 11:2-4) Matthew 6:25-27

Key Stage Relevance KS2

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Word Switch

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Theme The Lord’s Prayer shows us about RELATIONSHIPS. Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.

Story (Bible Reference) The Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6:9-13 and Luke 11:2-4)

Key Stage Relevance KS2

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The Sweet Shop

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Theme The Lord’s Prayer shows us about CHARACTER: Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

Story (Bible Reference) The Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6:9-13 and Luke 11:2-4)

Key Stage Relevance KS2

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