Prayer in the
Classroom prayers Liturgical Year B, Cycle II
for Primary School students
Week 33 (week commencing 8/10/2012)
Monday, 8 October 2012
Ordinary Time Week 27
First Reading: Galatians 1:6-12
Psalm: 110(111):1-2, 7-10
Gospel: Luke 10: 25-37
Liturgical colour: Green
Prayer Focus: Green cloth, candles,
flowers around a bible
Leader: Welcome back to Term Four. Let us pray in thanksgiving for holidays, for
leisure, for time to play and recreate.
We thank you Lord for holidays, for leisure and time to play. We thank you
for places of renewal, for trees and grass and the space to just ‘Be’.
Blessed be your name.
All: We thank you Lord for holidays and for places of renewal. Blessed
be your name.
Leader: The gospel gives us a well known parable, which follows questions from a
lawyer trying to test Jesus, or catch him out. Notice the two main questions
he asks. We will talk about the second question.
Reader: A reading from the gospel of St Luke 10:25-37.
Response: Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ.
Leader: What are the two questions he asks?
Children’s responses: …………………………………………
Leader: The question for us today is ‘Who is my neighbour’? What do you think?
One of our teachers told us that she has always seemed to live next door to
someone in real need. In three different houses in different states of Australia
she found that she had neighbours suffering serious illness, grief or family
tragedy, to whom she responded. However, neighbours don’t have to be next
door. It could be anyone who really needs us to reach out to them, like the
man in the Good Samaritan story. If we love Jesus, we shall recognize them
and offer a helping hand.
Song: ‘When I needed a neighbour’, S Carter, As One Voice Vol 2.
Prayer in the
Prayer Suggestions — Week 33 Liturgical Year B, Cycle II
(week commencing 08/10/2012)
Tuesday 9 October Wednesday 10 October
Ss Denis & John Leonardi (opt’l) Ordinary Time Week 27
1 Reading: Galatians 1:13-24 1st Reading: Galatians 2:1-2, 7-14
Psalm: 138(139):1-3, 13-15 Psalm: 116(117)
Gospel: Luke 10:38-42 Gospel: Luke 11:1-4
The gospel gives us the story of Jesus’ visit to Luke presents the Lord’s Prayer today.
Martha and Mary.
Pray it slowly and reverently, with pauses
Discuss his teaching. It is not a choice after each phrase.
between practical matters and spiritual
attentiveness, but of balance. We must not
neglect our inner life.
Pray for a listening heart.
Thursday, 11 October Friday, 12 October
Ordinary Time Week 27 Ordinary Time Week 27
1st Reading: Galatians 3:1-5 1st Reading: Galatians 3:7-14
Psalm: Luke 1:69-75 Psalm: 110(111):1-6
Gospel: Luke 11:5-13 Gospel: Luke 11:15-26
Read the gospel and reflect on the need for This Friday is a Day of Penance so recall
perseverance in prayer. something you regret: a hurtful word or
action, and express your sorrow.
Prayer can take many forms, and not always
need words. You may silently meditate and Reach out to someone who needs a friendly
just rest in God’s love. You may lift your heart gesture.
in a moment of gratitude.