For the classroom 7-14

Big question: what is prayer like?

Read and discuss Anne Lewin’s poem with pupils. Many young people form the idea that prayer is like going shopping with a list: you ask God for things, and if they are in stock, you may be lucky enough to get them. But the poem seems to be about prayer in a very different way to this. What do the pupils think it means? Do they agree with the idea in the poem, that prayer’s meaning is a bit like birdwatching?

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