Prayers and Reflections

Reflection Day 1 – Trinity 1

Good Morning, may the Lord be with you.

(Response) And also with you.

-What do you think of when you hear the word ‘trinity?’

 

The Trinity, God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit is a very hard concept to understand, but each has important roles.

 

In 1 Peter chapter 1 verses 1-2 we hear,

‘Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ,

To God’s elect, exiles, scattered throughout the provinces of Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia and Bithynia, who have been chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through the sanctifying work of the Spirit, to be obedient to Jesus Christ and sprinkled with his blood:

Grace and peace be yours in abundance’.

This passage reminds us that Jesus died (shedding his blood) to deal with the way we all ignore God and don’t treat each other as God wants us to. It also shows that God gives us the Holy Spirit to help us understand and accept this. 

-How do you feel about this?

-How could you respond to this free gift from God?

Prayer Day 1

Let us pray,

Father God, thank you that you are our hope.
Thank you that in Jesus we can find refuge in times of trouble. Thank you that the Holy Spirit is our protector.
Thank you for the holy and undivided Trinity, who protect and sustain us now and forever.

Amen.

Reflection Day 2 – Trinity 2

Good Morning, may the Lord be with you.

(Response) And also with you.

What makes you feel loved?

In 2 Corinthians chapter 13 verse 14 we read something we should all recognise;

‘May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all’.

‘The Grace’ is nothing to do with being graceful! – in the Bible, God’s grace is us getting something we absolutely don’t deserve – God’s forgiveness through Jesus’ death on the Cross and resurrection. And all because he loves us so much! Through this and the Spirit in us we can have fellowship with God and each other.

-How should what God has done for us help us with how we treat others?

-Perhaps you could be mindful of how you treat others today.

Prayer Day 2

Let us pray,

Love of Jesus, Fill us.

Holy Spirit, Guide us.

Will of the Father be done.

Amen.

 

Reflection Day 3 – Trinity 3

 

Good Morning, may the Lord be with you.

(Response) And also with you.

-If you receive amazing news, what do you do with it? Why?

In Matthew 28 verses 19-20 Jesus says; 

‘Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely, I am with you always, to the very end of the age.’

The ‘Gospel’ is the good news about Jesus and everything the Bible tells us he has done for us. Baptism is an outward sign of all that happens when we choose to follow Jesus. The old sinful life has been washed away, and a new life following Jesus has begun. For some, baptised as babies (or Christened), we can make that public statement and sign at Confirmation.

-How do you feel about the good news of Jesus?

-Christians believe it’s 100% the best news you could possibly have, so if you’re not sure, find out more. You have a great opportunity at St Michael’s to ask questions!

-If you have been baptised or confirmed, has it made a difference to your life? Why?

Prayer Day 3

Let us pray,

Almighty God,

Thank you for all the blessings you so generously give us. 
Merciful Jesus, thank you that you wash away our sins with your most precious blood. Thank you that you wipe away our tears and deal with our sinfulness.
Holy Spirit, our guide and inspiration, lead us on the right path and do not allow us to fall or lose hope. Help us share your blessings with others and lead us to security, joy and eternal peace.

Amen.