During this prayer space we will reflect about the Shoah and how we are still called today to fight against war and terror in the world

Equipment: a battery-powered candle, two sheets of yellow paper cut into triangles, a yellow crayon or pencil, a pen or pencil

Ages
  • Primary Years
  • Middle Years
  • Secondary Years
  • Post-Secondary Years
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Instructions

Sometimes we hear news of wars and violence in countries around the world and we realise that many people are suffering and living in terror. During World War II, Anne Frank, a thirteen-year-old Jewish-German teenager, felt shocked and saddened by the death and imprisonment of 6 million Jews known as the Shoah. Anne was also a victim of this merciless killing yet today she is a symbol of unity to people of all nations, races, gender and religion. Her messages to hope and fight for freedom are immortalized in her famous diary. She encourages us to fight against discrimination, war, prejudice and oppression in the world today. Let us make a Star of David, which represents the suffering of the Jewish people, to pray for all those who are suffering in the world today.

  • Draw two triangles (or cut them out from the template), colour them yellow and place them on top of each other to form a star of David.
  • Around the angles of these two triangles, write the names of people or countries who are suffering because of wars, racism, unfair imprisonment and prejudice.
  • Place the candle in the middle of the star and pray for the strength to fight for the freedom of suffering and oppressed people in the world.
  • You may also pray for people you know who are suffering in your country.


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