Prayer

This is a call and respond prayer. First, teach the children the response, “You are Welcome”.  

Remind students that when we pray, we are talking to God. Tell them that you will read the first part of the prayer, and when you raise your arms they will all say the response. (Remember to raise your arm during the response!)

Teacher: Thank you God. When you love and accept us just the way we are, you say to us...

Response: “You are Welcome.”

T: When we meet someone new or who seems different than us, remind us to say to them...

R: “You are Welcome.”

T: When we see someone being treated badly because they are new or other people think they’re different, help us say to them…

R: “You are Welcome.”

T: When someone is not being included, help us say to them…

R: “You are Welcome.”

T: Today help us love everyone the way you love us, and help us say to all people…

R: “You are Welcome.”

Amen