The main aim of prayer at St Mary’s is to teach the children to pray in their own words. This can be achieved silently or in a meditative way within a suitable environment, eg suitable music or other stimulus.The children, during collective worship in class, should be encouraged to share their prayer with everyone. The aim is to promote prayer in a positive manner. To encourage children, make prayer part of their everyday lives. Prayerful acts should begin the day. There should be an opportunity before and after dinner. The day closes with a prayer. However, there is no reason why prayers cannot be said at other times during the day, indeed, this should be encouraged.