About the model
The co-created prayer model was designed to maximise the engagement of all involved in the prayer experience in a way that enabled the participant agency in their role. Initially designed for a staff group in a Catholic school to pray together in an authentic and meaningful way, the model has been used successfully over the last three years in Catholic schools with class, cohort and whole school groups. Additionally, it has been used with groups of adult participants such as early career teachers and leaders across different Catholic schools.
There are three phases: Prepare - Create - Share
As the create phase draws to a close, the leader liaises with each group and gathers everyone together to prepare for prayer.
During the share phase, the leader advises the group that they will act as a guide through the prayer, inviting the groups to contribute and taking away any concern about when it is each group’s ‘turn’. A shared outline of prayer is also made available to each group to help with this.