Prayer is still an important part of school life. For many children the brief period of time they spend with their hands together and eyes closed is a precious opportunity to be with God and to sense his presence. For that reason the prayers being spoken take on tremendous significance.
This fresh collection from Nick Harding is aimed at inspiring a fresh approach to parting with a group of children in a school situation. The prayers cover a range of topics and seasons, and draw on many traditions. They can be learned, projected on to a screen for reading together, or they can be read straight from the book. They will give any teacher, assembly leader, pupil or dinner lady something to use. Above all, the tone of the prayers is simple and from the heart.
If you’re looking for something to reawaken your school as it collectively speaks with God, Hands Together, Eyes Closed could, quite simply, be the answer to your prayers.