Children’s Daily Prayer 2016


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Children's Daily Prayer ~ Under the Southern Cross 2016

by Margaret Smith sgs

Pray your way through 2016

•  Lent •  Easter  • Ordinary Time  • Advent

•  Feasts of the Church  •  Daysin Civic Calendars


  • This is a book of daily prayer for students in Years 3 – 8
  •  It combines the rhythms of the church’s year with school terms and other calendars
  • It takes inspiration from the church’s rich liturgical traditions
  • It contains:



    • Daily classroom prayer for each school day of the year
    • Meal and End of the Day Prayers
    • Weekly Prayer for groups that meet weekly
    • Prayers and blessings for special occasions and times
    • Celebrations of significance for Australia and New Zealand and for important world days
    • Rich background material for each liturgical season
  • Students will meet:



    • Saints, old and new
    • Prophets and peacemakers of our time
  • Children’s Daily Prayer Under the Southern Cross works by having ONE BOOK IN EACH CLASSROOM. It lasts for the whole year.
  • IT IS LIKE YOUR NEW 2016 DIARY because: RIGHT THERE, on the RIGHT DATE and on the RIGHT PAGE is everything you will need for classroom prayer for every day of the 2016 school year.


MARGARET SMITH is a Sister of the Good Samaritan and an experienced teacher. Her expertise in pastoral liturgy is widely recognised throughout Australia and beyond, through her teaching, workshops, seminars and writing. She continues to lecture in liturgy at Yarra Theological Union Box Hill, and is an associate lecturer at Catholic Theological College, East Melbourne. Both are member colleges of the University of Divinity.