Prayers of the week
Prayers of the week
5th – 9th November 2018
Theme for the Week
Thought for the Week
“Wrap yourselves in humility to serve one another.”
(1 Peter 5:5)
At the beginning of the week invite students to share what they understand by “humility – being humble.”
Humility is about accepting yourself as you are,
being aware of your gifts, talents and capabilities
and using them not to “show off”,
not to be “better than everyone one else”,
not to “impress”
but to bring out the best in yourself and those around you,
to be able to help others who are poorer, less able or weaker.
Ask if they know of any role models who put humility into action.
Mary, the mother of Jesus, is one such example when she prayed “Be it done to me according to thy word.”
Monday 5th November
Lord, we come before you that you might touch us as we begin our day. Let your eyes rest on our eyes for a while. Let us take to our work and play the assurance of your love and care. Fill our minds to last through the desert of noise and activity. Let your blessed sunshine fill the peaks of our thoughts and give us the strength to be there for those who need us. Amen
Tuesday 6th November
Loving God, too often we are influenced by what others think of us. Forgive us when we pretend to be richer or smarter or nicer than we really are. Help us to see ourselves as we really are in your eyes, for you love us just as we are. Give us the courage to use the gifts you have given us to make our world a better place, Make us humble of heart that we may be ready to stoop down and help those around us who are in need. Amen
Wednesday 7th November
O Lord, give us more charity, and make us more like you. Teach us to sacrifice our comforts to others, and our likings for the sake of doing good. Make us kindly in thought, gentle in word, generous in deed. Teach us that it is better to give than to receive, better to forget ourselves than to put ourselves forward. To you, the God of love, be all glory and praise, now and forever. Amen.
Thursday 8th November
Lord save us from wanting to be praised, from wanting to be preferred, from wanting to be approved from wanting comfort and ease. Deliver us from the fear of being criticized,
from the fear of being forgotten, from the fear of being lonely, from the fear of being hurt.
O God, give us the grace to be humble. Amen.
Friday 9th November
Service for Liturgy leaders at 10.30 am in Bede reception, leave class at 101.5 am
All are welcome for the 8.20 am Chapel Mass as usual
We remember and pray for the deceased members of our families
Lord, help us to be generous with our time and belongings, in the money we give to those in need. May we be slow in anger, rich in understanding and patience in the difficulties we have with others, Give us the self-discipline not to talk behind each other’s back, so that our community can be a place of happiness and love, with your help. Amen