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Liturgical Planning Template: School/Staff Prayer Service
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Welcome, introduce theme…

Opening Song: (Reflecting Theme)
May incorporate procession with symbols (see below).

Opening Prayer
Blessing: Let us begin in the name of the Father, and of the Son…
Prayer: …through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Scripture Reading

Response (Optional)

  • Psalm
  • Song
  • Poem
  • Reading from related literature
  • PowerPoint presentation

Gospel Reading (Optional)

Response (Optional)

  • See responses above, plus…
  • Gospel dramatization
  • Presentation on theme
  • Ritual action in keeping with theme

Prayer of the Faithful

  • For the Church
  • For the world
  • For the suffering/oppressed
  • For the local Church
  • For the local community’s needs
  • For those affected by the theme of the day

Our Father...

Closing Prayer
Blessing: And may Almighty God bless us: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen.

Final Song

Items to consider
1. Symbols
  • Bible/Lectionary on stand at front of assembly
  • Paschal Candle or Candle on table, lit at front of assembly
  • Glass bowl of water on table to symbolize Baptism
  • Towel with pitcher of water to symbolize service
  • Posters/icons/art/photographs depicting theme
2. Inclusively in Leadership
  • Develop faith leaders by involving as many persons as possible in preparing and leading parts of service
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