For Shrove Tuesday we talked about Catholic traditions and the Lent practice of fasting, prayer and alms-giving. We made Lenten promises to go on our class display, made and ate pancakes and also wrote instructions for how to make them. We will all try to reflect on this special time and to follow Jesus every day.
God Our Father,
As we prepare to begin Lent, help us to remember what today, Shrove Tuesday, is truly about.
Thank you that you Love all of us as your children, and that through the death and resurrection of your Son Jesus, we can receive forgiveness for our sins. Help us to celebrate and live that message of forgiveness today by forgiving those who have sinned against you.
Lord, we know that you created the world and you created us. You created pancakes and you created our taste-buds too! Enable us to enjoy 'pancake day' in a spirit of celebration of the goodness of your creation.
We make this prayer through Christ our Lord,