“Prayer is the encounter of God’s thirst with ours. God thirsts that we may thirst for God”

[Catechism of the Catholic Church 2560]

“Prayer is a surge of the heart; it is a simple look turned toward heaven, it is a cry of recognition and of love, embracing both trial and joy.”

[Therese of Lisieux]

At the heart of the Christian faith is the belief in a God who communicates with people. God calls every human person into a loving relationship and as with every relationship; our relationship with God can only grow through communication.

Prayer is the way in which we engage in communication with God. Christians believe that prayer is essential to human fulfilment for it is only in God that we can discover ourselves, our meaning and our purpose.

“You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our hearts are restless until they rest in You”

[St. Augustine]

At St John Lloyd prayer is an important part of our day together. Here are some of the prayers that are used on a daily basis in our school.

Lords Prayer

Hail Mary

The Gloria Patri

The School Prayer