Words for the Journey
, Les Miller
Publication date: 2009-08-31
Number of pages: 144
Educators can enrich the school prayer experience with this easy-to-use collection.
Teachers, administrators, and school leaders pray for many reasons: to worship, to praise, for forgiveness, in thankfulness, in times of rejoicing, and in times of sorrow. Prayer allows educators to centre themselves and relieve stress in the midst of their busy lives where deadlines, report cards, meetings, evaluations and myriad other tasks pervade their thoughts.
Designed to foster spiritual experiences within Catholic school communities, these original, ready-to-use ten-minute prayer services can be used as introductions to staff meetings, at the beginning or closing events at PA days, during informal staff gatherings or as stand-alone prayer services.
Organized by month, the topics cover both liturgical and secular themes. Each prayer service also contains suggestions for preparation, including rituals and table-dressing ideas to enrich school prayer experiences.
Lisa Freemantle teaches elementary school in the York Catholic District School Board. She is co-author of Words for the Journey: Ten-Minute Prayer Services for Teachers and Administrators (Novalis, 2009), Words for the Journey for Kids: Ten-Minute Prayer Services for Schools (Novalis, 2010) and Words for the Journey for Teens: Ten-Minute Prayer Services for Schools (Novalis, 2011).