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Form Time Daily Prayer    


Sunday, 27th Sept.        World Day of Migrants and Refugees


We start with the Sign of the Cross

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit

We read the Scripture of the Week (SOW) 

 “Be united in your love, with a common purpose and a common mind" Philippians 2:1-5

We reflect

 In our SOW, St. Paul gives advice to the Philippians on how to live as a community.

Think! What does 'common purpose' and 'common mind' mean? 

Pair Share! Share your thoughts with the person next to you. What advice would you give your Form/ class at this time?

Share! Discuss a piece of advice you would like to share with our school community at this time and send to your chaplain

(Can you use less than 10 words?) 

We pray together 

"Be ever ready to inconvenience yourself in order to accommodate others"  St Vincent de Paul

We normally celebrate St Vincent de Paul on the 27th September and it was World Migrant and Refugee Day yesterday. 

 Lord, as we go about our week may we seek opportunities to be united in our love, with a common purpose and mind, ready to accommodate others. We pray for those who have been forced to flee their own homes and communities  because of war or persecution. Amen


We end with the Sign of the Cross

#Formtasking! Send your words of advice for our community to Put a copy up in your Form/Class  Base as well :)

Grace before lunch

As a Catholic School, and a christian community, we pause before our lunch to give thanks for the food we are about to eat, for the hands that made our food and think of those who will go without food today. We call this a grace prayer, coming from the Latin word 'gratia' meaning thanks. We pray

So pause for a moment and think about the food you are about to eat or maybe you have already eaten it and where it has come from before using one of the prayers below today. 

Bless us, Oh Lord,
and these thy gifts,
which we are about to receive,
from thy bounty,
through Christ, Our Lord.

For food in a world where many walk in hunger;​
For faith in a world where many walk in fear;​
For friends in a world where many walk alone;​
We give you thanks, O Lord.​

We end with the Sign of the Cross



CAFOD World-we-want-assembly 

If you have a prayer request, please contact Chaplaincy -

Find more prayers for this time here Prayers for this time

 As a staff at the beginning of our year we prayed for the following intentions. and we invite you to do the same. 

For our young people as they prepare for the start of a new Academic Year full of uncertainties, that they feel safe in their learning and social environments here at St. Anselm’s. We keep our feeder and KCSP Partnership school communities in our prayers

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer

For the poor, those who have no fresh water to wash their hands, those seeking refuge from war torn countries and those experiencing injustice and oppression in our world, that they are not ignored

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer

For those feeling anxious and afraid, for the vulnerable and those who find themselves unemployed at this time, that they have the courage to reach out for the support they need.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer

 For our students, colleagues and friends who have moved on from our School Community, that they know they are worthy of futures full of hope.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer

 For our frontline workers, those we think of now……nurses, doctors, Care workers, those working in shops, refuge collectors, who else? …..all those who keep us going, that they find the energy to keep going…

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer

 For those who govern us that they make the right choices at the right time for the people they serve.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer

Those who are unwell in mind or body that they may find comfort in those who take the time to care

 Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer

 For those who have died, especially those we think of now……………………

We keep all those who have died from Coronavirus , in the explosion in Beirut, the fires in California in our prayers and for a much respected past governor, Mike O’Sullivan May they rest in peace

 Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer

We take time to pray for our own intentions

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer


Resources for Further Reflection!

WARNING! Pope Francis tells Young People to Make a Ruckus!  

Christus Vivit - Christ is Alive Pope's letter to young people and the entire people of God

'Thy Kingdom Come' Pentecost Service Pope Francis

Thy Kingdom Come- Pentecost Service - Archbishop Justin Welby

Prayer for our students who are those moving on

We keep in our prays our Year 11, 13 and 14 students who are moving on. We ask that you send your Spirit upon them, for their heads to be clear and their hearts to be calm so that they can prepare themselves as best they can for their next steps, particularly in these uncertain times.
Keep them always in your love, keep them safe and happy,            and help them to make their mark on the world around them in a positive way.

Lord in your mercy, Hear our prayer



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