The Glennie School

Over the last two weeks we have had a focus on Prayer in our Chapel services and daily routines. Participating in the worldwide week of Prayer called “Thy Kingdom Come”, students and staff were encouraged to pray for our world, our community, ourselves and each other. This initiative began with the Archbishops of Canterbury and York in the UK two years ago and has spread across the globe, not just in the Anglican Communion but across all Christian denominations. Our girls sent in prayer requests via a google form and the Chapel Committee prayed these aloud together during morning tea each day.

This week we have celebrated Pentecost with our very first prayer space. Girls across the school have cut, coloured and written prayers on flames of the Spirit and these were attached to coloured fabrics in the Chapel. By the end of the week our Chapel was filled with the Holy Spirit! Chapel services told the story of the Holy Spirit coming to the disciples in a rushing wind and tongues of fire. The girls were encouraged to think about how they experience God’s presence in their lives. A gentle breeze, the breath of God, or a rushing wind filling our school and our lives with encouragement and empowering us for the work we do. Junior Years girls sang about the gifts of the Spirit as they prayed for God to help them bring more love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control to their own lives and to those around them.

Here are some images of the prayer space for you to enjoy.

Reverend Sharon
Glennie Chaplain

Posted with permission
Originally posted here