Thoughts for the Week, from the Chaplain

Week Beginning 15 November 2019

This week's theme: Determined


Have I not said to you: Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9

Can you think of a time when you had to be strong and courageous, how did you feel? What gave you the strength to keep going?How do you stop yourself from giving up on something? What advice would you give to someone who was finding it hard to keep going?

And my God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.Philippians 4:19

What is the difference between needs and wants? Why does God want to give us everything we need? If God supplies all our needs then when we are in trouble or struggling then God is right there,  by our side, waiting to help us…..  Question is will we let Him help us? Are you too proud to ask for God’s help?

Prayer for this week

Dear Lord,
Thank you for the challenges in life that help to build my strength.
Thank you for the mysterious people who confound, frustrate and annoy me, teaching me patience and the art of forgiveness.
Thank you for the moments when I am in desperate need of a miracle, and at the very last moment, from an unexpected source, one arrives.
Thank you for the path that only I can walk and the purpose that you have for my life.
Thank you for the moments of courage that you give me so that I can live a life of meaning.
Thank you for the moments when I am aware of my many faults, not so that I can wallow in guilt, but so that I can tap into your grace and mercy.
Thank you for sending people to challenge me, building my resilience and teaching me to hold on to what is good.
I pray that you would give me strength for the rough times and a strong heart for the times when pain would otherwise break my spirit.
And I pray that  even in  the darkest night, I will be looking to the light that is coming.




The School Prayer

Eternal God,
Help us through our duty to you
To love our neighbour,
To care for others,
To do our best for and in school,
To work for the common good of our community,
And to care for ourselves as we serve you.