Prayers and Reflections

Reflection Day 1 - Compassion for Friends

Good Morning; may the Lord be with you.

(Response) And also with you.

-What do you do to help your friends?

In the book of Galatians, chapter 6, verse 2 it says,

Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ’.

We all go through hard times, but Jesus taught us that we should help one another, and bear each other’s burdens

-Spend a couple of minutes thinking about a time when someone has helped you in a difficult situation.

-How could you do that better for your friends?

Prayer Day 1

Let us pray:

Father God,

Thank you for all you were prepared to do for us in sending Jesus, and thank you for those people that have cared for us in difficult times. Help us to be there for our friends, as we bear one another’s burdens. Guide us as we listen, offer advice and help each other. And in the midst of all that, help us to keep our minds fixed on you. Amen

Reflection Day 2 - Compassion for the Community

Good Morning; may the Lord be with you.

(Response) And also with you.

-School can be a tense place. What things cause worry and stress in at school?

The book of Ephesians, chapter 4, verse 32 reads,

Be kind to one another, tender hearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you’.

-How could living more like this benefit St Michael’s?

-How could living more like this benefit you?

Prayer Day 2

Let us pray:

Lord God,

We pray that you would guide our efforts to make our school community a more pleasant and peaceful place to be. Help us to be more kind, tender-hearted and forgiving, in all we do, especially as we get tired and stressed. Amen

Reflection Day 3 - Compassion for your Enemies

Good Morning; may the Lord be with you.

(Response) And also with you.

-Think about the last argument you had with someone

-Did you try and make peace with one another or was there a grudge held between you?

We read in the book of Leviticus, chapter 19, verse 18,

You shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge against one of your own people, but you shall love your neighbour as yourself’.

We are taught here that we shouldn’t hold a grudge against anyone, but we should treat them as we would want to be treated.

-How easy do you find that?

-What would help you do this?

Prayer Day 3

Let us pray:

Father God,

We thank you that you forgive us whenever we turn from you. Give us the strength to not hold grudges; show us how we can treat people better and help us to forgive those around us.  Amen