Prayers and Reflections

Reflection Day 1 – The Peace of God

Good Morning; may the Lord be with you.

(Response) And also with you.

-Spend some time thinking about what you feel anxious about?

It might be exams? Maybe you feel anxious because you’ve not done that last bit of homework? Or perhaps it’s certain social situations?

In Philippians, chapter 4, verses 4-7 Paul reminds us,

‘Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus’

The Bible tells us that we can present our worries to God, and God will bring us peace.

-Spend some time now in a quiet moment thinking about some of those anxieties. Perhaps try praying and bringing them to God. (Keep Silence for 30 seconds)

Prayer Day 1

Let us pray,

Father God,

We pray that you would bring your peace to all those who are anxious today. Thank you that you are near, and we pray that we would feel your presence and comfort in our lives this week.

Amen

Reflection Day 2 – Peace with each other

Good Morning; may the Lord be with you.

(Response) And also with you.

-What does it mean to be at peace with each other?

-What are the things that make this hard?

 The book of Hebrews, chapter 12, verse 14 tells us,

Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord’.

God offers us peace with him through Jesus and his actions. Because of that we’re called to show God’s peace to others in our attitudes and actions.

-Think of someone you struggle with. How can you show them God’s peace this week?

-Perhaps pray that God would help you change your attitudes and actions to that person this week.

Prayer Day 2

Let us pray,

Lord God,

Thank you for the peace we can have with you through Jesus. Thank you for his example of what peace and holiness look like. Help us where we struggle with others, and show us how we can better demonstrate your peace in our attitudes and actions this week.

Amen

Reflection Day 3 – Pursue Peace

 

Good Morning, may the Lord be with you.

(Response) And also with you.

-Think - How is your week going?

-How could you have been more active in bringing peace?

Psalm 34, verse 14 says,

 ‘Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it’.

Spend the next few moments in a time of reflection.

Perhaps think or pray about the day ahead.

You may wish to pray if you are having a hard time or if you know others who are struggling?

NB: Please try and use this time to find some peace before you begin your day

PAUSE FOR 2 MINUTES

-Can you think of someone who is struggling at the moment?

-How could you help them pursue peace, and be a calming force on their life? 

Prayer Day 3

Let us pray,

Father God,

Thank you that we can rely on you in the most difficult times of our lives. Thank you for the people we can turn to in times of stress, and help us to be bringing peace to others we know. We pray that we could have a peaceful week and keep you ever-present in our hearts and minds.

Amen