Prayer Reflection Outline Frosh Religion (Example)

Name: Mr. D

Mark the following category:

Student Choice ___X_____        Journal _________        Prayer/Spiritual ___________

Fill in the following outline

  1. Call to Prayer: After ringing the bell, lead us in the sign of the cross, bowing our heads, simply saying, “Put yourself in God’s presence,” etc.

  1. Introduction and Scripture Passage: In a sentence or two, tell us about your prayer and share your scripture passage (no more than a verse or two).

Today I will be playing a short video about random acts of kindness.  

My scripture passage is from Mark 12:30-31. “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”

  1. Prayer Expression: In a few sentences, briefly describe the content of your prayer.  Include links to any videos or websites in this space.

This video shows what a girl in England did on her 20th birthday instead of throwing a party or receiving gifts.

Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFTBBKIX760

  1. Summary: In five sentences or more, discuss the significance/meaning of your reflection in significant depth.  In other words, why did you choose this prayer (why is it important to you) and what do you hope to communicate to the class?

I chose this video because I think it is very cool what this girl did on her birthday.  This is a true sacrifice because she could have done many different things on her birthday such as have a party or ask people for different gifts, but instead she chose to give to others.  I believe this is what Christ went when he said, “Love one another as yourself.”  While it might seem that she is boasting by posting this on YouTube, I think that it is cool she shared what she chose to do in hopes to inspire others to do the same.  I hope that I have the courage to do the same on one of my birthdays.

  1. Petitions: Ask the class if there are any petitions.

  1. Closing Prayer: Can be spontaneous or traditional.

I will pray the Our Father

  1. Challenge: “I challenge the class today to….

I challenge everyone today to perform a random act of kindness for someone.