Our children came together on Tuesday morning for a wonderfully inclusive Collective Worship exploring the meaning of Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Day) and Lent.
This is an important time of year for Christians. it reminds them of when Jesus was in the desert for 40 days and 40 nights without food. It was an important time and place for Jesus as he prepared for his work of healing and teaching. It was important that he was somewhere on his own, so that he could focus on God, with no distractions.
Lent is not only about giving things up. A different way of looking at it is to take somehting up for Lent. It may be a good time to 'turn over a new leaf' - a bit like the pancakes we flipped, we all have the chance to show a new side to us!
Thank you that during Lent we can think more about you and focus on you.
We pray that you will help us with the positive things we choose to do this Lent.
We pray also for all those in the world who have no power, no money, no food or have lost their way in life.