Thoughts for the Week, from the Chaplain

Week Beginning 14 January 2019

This week's theme: Ambition

I press on towards the goal to win the prize for which God has called me. Philippians 3:14

What’s your goal? Think of three big things you would like to achieve in the next year. List them and remind yourself regularly. What about the next 10 years? Do you think you have been called to a specific role or job? Why/why not?

Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth. Proverbs 27:1

What are your ambitions for this term? Make a note of them. Are they flexible enough to deal with the unexpected? Why is it a good idea not to boast?

Prayer for this week

Dear God, It seems that every voice tells us to pursue greatness. Discover the dream and journey towards success. Along the way, we find that our definitions of dreams and success differ from Yours.
We weary ourselves for the label extraordinary. You see the extra hours we log for perfection. You know the anxiety of all our presentations. You hear us tell ourselves about the things other than You to make us matter.
Jesus, infuse in our hearts healthy ambition that starts with You. 
Let us start by making an ambition to become more like You in word and deed. Provide us with the ambition to give grace to those closest to us. Renew our hearts and minds with Your definition of greatness. Replace the lies of unhealthy ambition with the truth of the Gospel. Thank You for the patience You have offered to us and the grace You have bestowed on us.



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.