Thoughts for the Week, from the Chaplain
Week Beginning 22nd May 2017
This week's theme: Being Anxious
Worry weighs us down; a cheerful word picks us up
What's your biggest worry at the moment? What cheerful words would you like to hear? Find someone else who is worrying and tell them.
The fear of human opinion incapacitates us; trusting in God protects us from that.
What one piece of advice would you give to a younger brother or sister on how to deal with peer pressure? Are you able to take your own advice?
Our prayer for the week
My mind can hardly fathom the depth of your love for me. So when my anxious heart feels suffocated with the mounds of worry this life can bring, I only know to come to you. You who knows every hair on my head. You who flung stars into space. You who plans every step I take.
When my worry mounts and builds, escalating to numbers that exceed my expectations, You ask me to relinquish my cares to Your hand. The hand that created the hair on my head. The hand that created the starry night sky. The hand that holds my future. Would you give me the courage to trust You completely? Would you give me Your peace that calms all fears? For that is when I am rejuvenated… From pitiful worrier…To prayer warrior. Thank you, Jesus.
(Rachel Wojo 2013)
Our prayer for those studying for exams
Lord, I know you are with me and love me.
Give me peace of mind as I prepare for this time of study.
Help me to focus on my books and notes,
keep me from all distractions so that I will make the best use
of this time that is available to me.
Give me insight that I might understand what I am studying,
and help me to remember it when the time comes.
Above all, I thank you for the ability to be able to study
and for the many gifts and talents you have given me.
Help me always to use them in such a way
that they honour you and do justice to myself.