An Example of a Two Minute pc prayer: Gather and Prepare



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An Example of a Two Minute PC Prayer:

Gather and Prepare:

Sound chime to call class to stillness and silence.

Light candle when all are silent.

Invite group to listen to our call as a Christian community gathered:

Listen:

The teaching of Jesus as told by Matthew:


You are the light of the world. No one lights a candle to put it under a tub. They put it on a stand where it shines for everyone. So too, your light must shine for all, so that, seeing the good you do, they too will come to know the love of God.
Pause, repeat the reading, pause.

Respond:

Let us pray:

Gracious God,

You ask us to continue the mission of Jesus by sharing our love with others.

Inspire us today to make a difference in others' lives.

Fire in our hearts the desire to make the world a better place.

We make this prayer in Jesus’ name.

Amen.
Go:
May God the Creator, Source of All Life,

lead us in the way of truth. Amen.


May God the Son, our Brother and Teacher,

show us how to live a committed life. Amen.


May God the Holy Spirit, the Wisdom of God,

grace us with the wisdom to choose what is good. Amen


Let’s go into this day at peace with one another.

(Extinguish Candle)

An Example of a 4-5 minute PC Prayer:

Gather and Prepare:

Call students to silence. Light candle.

Invite group to close their eyes and listen to the following piece of music and to allow their senses to soar with the cadences of the music or to regulate their breathing using a mantra such as “peace”; or “calm”; or “relax”; or just to listen to the lyrics.
Listen:


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Play an appropriate piece of music such as Tomaso Albinoni’s Adagio in G minor (4 mins 40); or Aled Jones’ Deep Peace (3 mins 17); or Be Still (3 mins, 07); or You raise Me Up (4 mins

Respond:

Let us pray:

God of the silences,

Help us, when we wait here in the silence, to hear you whispering our name.

We make this prayer in the name of the Spirit of Jesus, who walks with us always.

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Or:
Let us offer each other a sign of peace as we leave today.
Go:
Let’s go now to our homes, leaving the troubles of the day behind and at peace with one another.

(Extinguish Candle)

An Example of a Two Minute PC Prayer:

Gather and Prepare:

Sound rain stick to call class to stillness and silence.

Light candle when all are silent.

Sound rain stick again.


Listen:


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Inform class of the presence of a new student. Either give, or have the student, tell a little of themselves.


Respond:

Let us ask for God’s blessing on ....... our new classmate and pray that we will be a welcoming community to all who join us.


Loving God, you love and care for us all. Bless (name) as he/she begins his/her journey with us. Bless us all as we welcome him/her to our class community.

We make this prayer through Jesus your Son. Amen




Go:
Let us ask God’s blessing on us as we go into this day:

May our God of Hope fill us with joy as we spend time with others . Amen

May we try, each day, to live lives that reflect God’s love for all people. Amen.

May we as a community, reach out from the security of our own groups to welcome others who come among us. Amen.

And may our loving God bless us: the creator, the redeemer and the Spirit of life. Amen.
Let’s go into this day, carrying in our hearts the reminder of Mary MacKillop to never see a need without acting on it.
(Extinguish Candle)

An Example of a Two Minute PC Prayer:

Gather and Prepare:

Sound chime to call class to stillness and silence.

Light candle when all are silent.
Listen:


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Invite group to listen to, or read, an extract of a recent article from the media; or to contribute news stories/events of the past few days.


Respond:

Let us put our prayers for the world before God:


For the people of .......who are suffering this day. We ask God’s special presence.

Lord Hear us.


For ourselves, people of the minority world who have plenty: that we will have the courage and generosity to act where we can.

Lord Hear us.


For those who work and volunteer in places experiencing crisis: that God will protect and bless them in their work. Lord Hear us.
Loving God, you give us the freedom to choose our path in life. May the teaching of Jesus inspire us to act justly, love tenderly and walk humbly in our world. We make this prayer in Jesus’ name.
Amen.
Go:
May our God of Justice call us to serve the world and our neighbour in every way we can this day and always.

Amen.

Let’s go into this day, carrying in our hearts the reminder of Mary MacKillop to never see a need without acting on it.


(Extinguish Candle)

A Two Minute Meditation Exercise for PC Groups
Gather and Prepare:

Sit in your chairs with your feet on the ground, and all things out of your hands. Place your hands on your laps, or the table in front of you.


Become aware of your breathing: deliberately breathe in through your nose and blow out through your lips. Hear and feel your breath as it comes into your body to bring life and as it is expelled, taking out what is not of use. Slow your breathing down by counting it in, pausing and counting it out: 1-2-3-4-5-etc.



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Listen and Respond:

In the next minute of silence, repeat a mantra you have chosen, or simply stay with your breathing, freeing your mind of all thoughts and worries.

(chime)

Go: (Three chimes)

As you come gently back to the present, take one large breath and expel it, open your eyes and bring that calmness into the day ahead of you.







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