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Let’s sing for PEACE

Date: 2024 29th January



  • 8-10

Objectives :

  1. Identify emotions such as fear, empathy, concern.
  2. Develop welcoming attitudes towards people who live or have lived through realities of suffering.
  3. To recognise prayer as one of the Christian paths to peace.


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Duration: 30 minutes

Materials needed: paper, pencils, lots of imagination!!

Moment 1. Prayer As we do every morning, we begin the day by greeting Jesus in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit (you can read it all at once, as a song, or even in groups and stanzas).

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.

Where there is hatred, may I put love.

Where there is offence, may I bring forgiveness.

Where there is discord, may I bring union.

Where there is error, may I bring truth..

Where there is doubt, I will put Faith.

Where there is darkness, I will put light.

Where there is darkness, I will put light.

Where there is sadness, may I put joy.

Master, may I seek not so much to be consoled, as to console,

to be understood, as much as to understand,

to be loved, as much as to love.

For it is by giving that one receives,

it is by forgetting oneself that one finds oneself,

it is by forgiving, that one is forgiven,

it is by dying that one is raised to eternal life.


Moment 2. Shared reflection

We invite you to take care of a space for reflection and dialogue with the group about the situations that we still find today in different parts of the world. As a teacher, you can read this article and choose some of the stories that appear in it, so that in a different way, your students get to know more than what is being talked about today on the news. (JUNIOR REPORT ARTICLE: We leave it up to you, who know your students, to adapt these stories in the classroom.

Here are some tips that you can take into account when talking about war with children of this age group. They already have many doubts, reflections, fears, ... and it is even possible that more than one of them has lived in countries where there is conflict and wants (or not, you should never force them) to share their experience.

Moment 3. Creative proposal

After the shared reflection and seeing all the problems that exist in this world, we are going to create a song for the world to hear: we want PEACE!

The idea would be that in small groups (2/3 children) we create a prayer in which we transmit our need for peace and why we believe it is important. Then we will look at all the prayers and create a song together.

This activity is proposed within the framework of the Peace Campaign 2024