SUGGESTED PRAYER FORMAT
(Resources: Daily Mass book, Children's daily prayer, New Community Bible, Praying each day, Sacred space - (Jesuits) daily prayer online for each day, Readings for each day, Daily prayer in the classroom)
SIGN OF THE CROSS
SIGN OF THE CROSS
Program of prayers to teach Pre-Primary to Year 7
Music/DVD's/Videos for use in prayer RE songs
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops readings for each day
Creighton Daily reflections daily prayer online for each day
Sacred space - (Jesuits) daily prayer online for each day
The world in prayer
PRAYING EACH DAY
WEEKLY SUNDAY GOSPEL READINGS
'FLASH' PRAYERS - Inspirational***, Holy is the Lamb ****(can download), Beatitudes*
This is the 'Our Father' with beautiful paintings as the pictures
Mother Teresa - excellent - fading words of inspiration - photos and music http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eH7lz9wcHHs
Classroom Clipart: Contains over 22 000 images, clip-art, illustrations and photographs on a whole range of topics that can be freely used for educational purposes only.
http://www.stmarysbroome.wa.edu.au/kiddies/early/prayers.html - Terri's early primary prayer page
http://stage.cecnsw.catholic.edu.au/reled/reled3.as 0n line data base to find prayer sites and student level by submitting data details e.g. 'primary' topic 'prayer'
http://www.smp.org/PrayerServices.cfm Prayer services
http://www.smp.org/YouthPrayers.cfm Youth prayers
http://www.prayingeachday.org/ praying each day
http://positivepause.com/musicoptions.html flash presentations
http://churchresources.info/pray/index.shtml pray on_line
http://churchresources.info/pray/classroom.php daily prayer in the classroom - Pre Primary, Primary, Secondary
http://www.cathtelecom.com/chapel/c9.html daily prayer in the classroom
http://greatday.com/ The daily motivator
http://www.cathnews.com/chapel/23.html daily meditations
http://www.talk2god.ie/ Jesuit prayer site for children - Interactive
Powerpoint reflections: truth, justice
SANDFANTASY - for a reflection - sand on glass - incredible - sound too.
PRAYER MOVIES http://www.mayyoubeblessedmovie.com/ (purchase for $15)
Prayer & Devotions
Pathways to peace - (flash presentation with Music)
Sacred Space: A prayer site produced by the Irish Jesuits. You follow the directions Sacred Space: A prayer site produced by the Irish Jesuits. You follow the directions Praying Each Day: A prayer site produced by the De La Salle Brothers in Great Britain. A daily prayer based on an event in history that is viewed in PDF format (can be printed). Also a good site for links related to a variety of Religious Education topics. Prayertoons: A daily prayer in â?�cartoonâ?? formâ?¦ Daily Prayer Online: An Australian prayer site produced by Church Resources (formally Catholic Telecommunications). Offers â?�on-lineâ?? prayer reflection as well as suggestions for daily class prayer and a simple prayer focus. Talk 2 God: An Irish prayer site for children. Offers â?�on-lineâ?? prayer reflection, including the opportunity to name four people you would like to pray for. Prayerwindows.com: This site presents an internet gallery that uses paintings to display a way to pray in a creative manner. The artist, Bob Gilroy, S.J., uses creativity to express feelings and communicate with God. Directions are provided so viewers can learn how to see God reflected in their own lives through the arts. Vision 2000: Vision 2000 is an invitation to prayer, based on the readings of the day.
Prayer & Devotions
- Act of Consecration to the .url
- Apostleship of Prayer.url
- Basic Catholic Prayers.url
- Catholic prayers online.url
- Devotional materials.url
- Lord, Teach Us How To Pray.url
- Meditation online.url
- Meditation with Art.url
- Prayers of Mother Teresa.url
- Stations of the Cross.url
- The Immaculate Heart of Mar.url
- The Passion of Jesus Christ.url
- Via Crucis - Main.url
- Footprints in the Sand
http://www.smc.qld.edu.au/prayers1.htm Religious Education Resources
A collection of prayers and liturgies from St Mary’s College Queensland
Liturgies written for specific purposes or occasions, many are adaptable to suit others themes.
Social Justice sites with prayer liturgies for children, classrooms and parishes.
A catholic site from the UK.
Includes reflection on the life and work of Oscar Romero
Contains a number of compiled theme based links to resource sites
A collection of inspirational writing and stories on themes of life.
A series of written prayers and resources for ministry with young people
This is not a catholic site, but contains well worded prayers for use with students .... specifically targets creation and our stewardship of the earth.
Inspirational thoughts from inspirational people. This is not a catholic site but inspires people to live Christian values
WEBSITES FOR TEACHER AND STUDENT USE
Catholic Prayers - http://www.webdesk.com/catholic/prayers/
A vast collection of prayers for almost every occasion.
Children Learn to Pray - http://www.cptryon.org/prayer/child/
Provides simple explanations of the following prayers:
Prayers of the Church Our Father, Sign of the Cross, Glory to the Father, Hail Mary, The Apostle’s Creed, A Scriptural Rosary
Everyday Prayers Thank you God, Going to School, Jesus loves me, Bless our Food O Lord, Good night God, An alphabet poem-prayer, Watch O Lord – night prayer
Special Seasons Stations of the Cross, Heart Prayers in Lent, Holy Week for Children, The Easter Tree, Heart Prayer: Holy Week and Easter, Advent and Christmas, Story of St Nicholas
Guided Meditation for Primary Students http://www.buddhanet.net/pdf_file/med-guided2.pdf
Buddhist site with good sections on why teach meditation and how to teach meditation and 7 guided meditations which could be adapted. You will need Acrobat Reader to access.
Indigenous Prayers and Liturgies - http://www.acc.asn.au/Liturgy.html
This site contains a number of prayers and liturgies with an indigenous perspective
Praying the Bible - http://www.frtommylane.com/prayingbible.htm
20 minutes of prayer using the Bible. You are invited to listen to guided biblical meditations and samples of the two CDs and cassettes of prayerful meditations accompanied by specially commissioned soothing background music.
Reflections and Prayers for each day of the year http://www.prayingeachday.org
Here is a site where teachers and students can access reflections and prayers for each day of the year for use in classrooms. Each of the reflections and the prayers relates to the events of the day. Contains teaching and learning activities.
Sacred Space - http://www.jesuit.ie/prayer/
Daily prayer online offered by Irish Jesuits.
St Mary's College Ipswich - http://www.smc.qld.edu.au/prayers.htm
This is a school site containing an impressive collection of prayers and reflections suitable for use in schools. There is a page of Prayers with an Aboriginal Focus (e.g. 'My life is sacred. A deep theme unfolding. Dadirri makes me feel whole. Renews me and brings peace. My life is new'). There are 'occasional prayers' (e.g. 'We ask the grace to shout ... when we feel, taste, or observe injustice'), and a prayer to Mary Magdalene on a page of prayers for women ('Let me rise above all restraints to set people free'). Finally there's a page of inspirational writings from some of the school's teachers.
The Archdiocese of Winnipeg – Prayers
The Archdiocese of Winnipeg - Prayers - offers 5 beautifully done prayer presentations, all are made available either in Flash format or in Powerpoint style (no plug-in is necessary for the latter). They can be downloaded using the Save Target As command.
The Chapel - Prayer in the classroom
Here is an excellent site prepared in association with the Catholic Education Office in Parramatta which offers suggestions for prayer in both primary and secondary classrooms for each day of the year.
WEBSITES FOR TEACHER BACKGROUND, LESSON IDEAS ETC.
Creative ideas for teaching religion – prayers –
The following are a few creative ideas for teaching religion to younger students. All of them were gleaned from a discussion group called Catholic catechists. They are not full blown lesson plans, but suggestions of activities that you can integrate into your own lesson plans. Contains teaching and learning activities.
Daily reflection - http://www.creighton.edu/CollaborativeMinistry/daily.html
- This site is maintained by the Collaborative Ministry Office at Creighton University - A Jesuit University in Nebraska in the United States. The site has various sections in it: some reflections for each day, reflections on the Sunday Reading, an online retreat, tips for prayer, Stations of the Cross ... The site is presumably designed for the students and staff at the University and would be useful for teachers.
Guided Meditations for Children http://www.susankramer.com/ChildMeditation.html
Scripts for different types of guided meditations for children including lying down, sitting, walking and meditation for problem solving.
Lesson materials, activities and games – Prayer:
By clicking the appropriate boxes on this site access can be gained to lesson notes, games and activities on topics from the Faith and Life series approved by the US National Conference of Catholic Bishops. They can be easily adapted to Australian conditions.
Liturgy Planning http://liturgyplanningcom.ozhosting.com/index.asp
Co-ordinated by Monica Brown and Co. this site offers creative, engaging prayer, rituals and liturgies for children, youth and regular uploads of suggestions and ideas for quiet moments of prayer, reflection and meditation. There are membership fees for individuals, schools or parishes to join for downloads but these are very reasonable. In addition, free downloads are available.
Mandalas - http://www.mandalaproject.org/Index.html
The first has background information on mandalas, while Mandalamandala has mandalas that you can print off and use in the classroom.
Prayer Windows http://www.prayerwindows.com/
This site, hosted by Jesuit Bob Gilroy, uses creative imagery to express the relationship between God and people of faith. It is an extremely useful teaching resource that includes creative activities that combine prayer with art, an online retreat, as well as a gallery of art for use in teaching about prayer. The creative activities are an excellent entry point in teaching young people about the value of contemplation, meditation and prayer. All of the ideas are easily adaptable for use in the religion classroom. One of these, called Exercising the Imagination, provides students with a variety of short guided meditations. They would prove very useful as models for helping students to develop their own guided meditations. Contains teaching and learning activities.
Preparing liturgies - http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Oracle/3211/liturgies.html
This site is a quick guide to preparing liturgies, prayer services, ceremonies, skits, songs and games for almost any occasion - class, camp, retreat, assembly, etc prepared by a teacher from Ursula Frayne Catholic College in WA. It consists of a collection of links to pages that should help you find what you are looking for.
Universalis web site - http://www.universalis.com/cgi-bin/display/index.htm
The Universalis Web site has been created, to give us all, wherever we are, and whatever the time, the chance to participate in the universal prayer of the Church. One click - one bookmark - and we can pause for a moment in our busy lives and contemplate what really matters.