Collective worship – Roots and Fruits
This half-term we have started using Roots and Fruits for our collective worship.
Roots and Fruits provides creative collective worship for primary schools based in Christian values themes over a period of two years. Rooted in Bible teaching, twelve Christian values represent the fruit that grows as the teaching is lived out in everyday life.
The value for the Summer Term 1 is Friendship
and Summer Term 2 is Respect
Finding things to do together
Relying on each other
Impossible on your own
Enjoying being together
Depending on someone else
Sharing hopes and dreams
Happiness and laughter
A prayer for good friendship
Let our friendships be strong, O Lord,
That they may become a blessing to others.
Let our friendships be open, O Lord,
That they may be a haven for others.
Let our friendships be gentle, O Lord,
That they may bring peace to others.
For Jesus’ sake
Readiness to listen
Everyone being valued
Praying for people
Expressing opinions sensitively
Caring for our environment
Treating property carefully
Open our eyes to value and appreciate all people.
Help us to recognise what we have in common
and respect what makes each of us unique.
Give me eyes to see the beauty around me;
Give me ears that hear only what is true;
Give me lips which speak kind words;
Give me hands which will always work hard;
Give me a heart to be a loyal friend;
In Jesus’ name,