Reflection Time and Prayer of the Day

Good Morning Brown Clee!

This half term we have started to think about our Christian value of THANKFULNESS.  In a school assembly last week I asked everyone what sort of things do you say “thank you” for – and amongst the answers one boy said “I say thank you for the world around us” – and this is something that I would like to think about today.

We all live very busy lives and it is very easy to take things for granted – as we are either going  too fast to notice what a beautiful world we live in, or we simply just forget to appreciate this beautiful planet.

So today I would like us all just to stop and think about our planet Earth – including Ditton Priors and our local area, but also the wider UK and world – and all its’ wonders.

Christians and many other religions believe that God created the world. Let’s enjoy watching this video that shows us what a wonderful world it is – as you watch try and think of something that you are thankful for – maybe the animals, mountains or oceans – what is it that makes this world so special and why?

Have a moment now to share in class – what is it that makes the world so special – what do you want to say thank you for?

For me – it would be the amazing physical world – the oceans and mountains, rivers and valleys, the glaciers and volcanos, the waterfalls and deserts – because for me, it is the diversity and differences in all the many countries that this makes the world a never ending feast of learning, and gives a sense of awe and wonder.  It’s also the seasons that bring the changes in colour – something that is very obvious now with the trees around us.

It is very easy to take our world for granted – but it is so important that we appreciate it and are thankful – because then we can learn to look after and care for our world that the Lord gave us.

Christians believe that although the whole of creation and nature are wonderful, God considers people to be the best part of his creation. He considers us all to be very special. Christians believe that God loves us to enjoy all that he has given us. He wants us to make the most of the fresh air and the outdoors, to use our bodies and to look after each other.

 

Prayer of the Day

Dear God,
Thank you for all that you give us;
For all of nature and creation,
And for the food that we grow, eat and enjoy.
Help us to know our place as part of creation,
And to look after each other
And all that you have entrusted to our care.
Amen.

 

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