Thoughts for the Week, from the Chaplain
Week Beginning 25 March 2019
This week's theme: Compassion
Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. Ephesians 4:32
Are you a compassionate person? Think of some examples of this. How can you improve? Why is compassion important? Think of a new way you can show compassion today.
God said: Show respect and compassion to the aged; honour the presence of an elder; fear your God. Leviticus 19:32
Why should we have respect and compassion for those older than us? Think of three people older than you: parents, grandparents, teachers or whoever. Think of a way you can show respect and compassion to each of them today.
Prayer for this week
Please open my eyes.
Please let me see those around me that are in need of my compassion. Help me to listen to them, to hear their needs. Give me the heart to be interested in their troubles and provide for me the means to help them.
I want to be compassionate. I want to have that kind of heart for the world that means I will do all I can to be a voice for the oppressed, a giver to the poor, and encouragement for the disabled.
And Lord, let me be the voice of reason to those around me, calling on them to show their compassion, too. Let me be an example. Let me be what others need, Lord. Use me as a vessel of compassion to a world in need.
In Jesus name, AMEN
The School Prayer
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.