Faith Love and Respect

Catherine McAuley Hub Chaplaincy

22/1/24 – Week 16

Day 1 – Head

We begin our prayer today with the Sign of the Cross. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy spirit, Amen.

Today Kieran explores a piece of scripture from Matthew’s Gospel. Matthew was probably written in the late 50s or early 60s AD. Matthew (also called Levi), the former tax collector who became Jesus’ disciple, is the author. The original audience may have been the church in Antioch of Syria. Its members included Jewish and Gentile Christians.

Let us pray together:

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end, Amen.

We end our prayer with the Sign of the Cross. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

Day 2 – Heart

We begin our prayer today with the Sign of the Cross. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy spirit, Amen.

Yesterday we looked at a passage from Matthews Gospel in which Jesus is teaching people about how to live out their lives to love and serve God. Jesus spent lots of time teaching the masses and giving them some complicated issues and parables to reflect on.

Today in our own lives we may face difficult times, these times are when we should turn to God and like the scripture from yesterday said for us to ask, seek and knock.

In the scripture Jesus tells us to knock on the door and it shall be opened. Jesus wasn’t just speaking about a physical door but the door to heaven. He’s telling us to be a good person so we can knock and enter the kingdom of heaven.

Take a moment and think about these questions below.

When has their been a time when you asked for something ? Did you receive it ?

When do you seek something out? Did you find it ?

What do you need to be like to knock on the door of Heaven ? How can you do this more ?

We are now going to say the following prayer together:

Dear Lord, Help us to be brave and courageous to ask, seek and knock for your love and guidance. May your love shine through us all as we strive to be the best we can be. Amen

We end our prayer with the Sign of the Cross. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

Day 3 – Hands

We begin our prayer today with the Sign of the Cross. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy spirit, Amen.

Today were going to be thinking about how there are times when God is listening to us when we may feel he isn’t there.

We are now going to have some time to reflect on the things we are asking God for. Use this time to really reflect what is is your asking God for.

Watch this video below from Steve Harvey who asked God for help at his lowest point but didn’t ask God for something small but asked him for a big thing.

What do you ask God for ? Is that something big or small ?

We are going to finish our time of prayer by saying the Our Father together:

Our Father, Who art in heaven, Hallowed be Thy Name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy Will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, 
as we forgive those who trespass against us. 
And lead us not into temptation, 
but deliver us from evil. Amen.

We end our prayer with the Sign of the Cross. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

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  • This scripture allows us to reflect on how to be a better follower of Jesus and to put our trust on Him always in times we may feel doubt.

  • Kieran told us about the gospel and what we should do. he spoke about a gospel that said ” Ask and you should receive; seek and you should receive; knock and the door shall be open to you. I think that this is scripture has a message and the message is whatever we put our minds to we shall prosper in.

    By: Seyi

  • The part where we asked the class of the questions made us reflect well on what we are saying and what the school is about as a everyday being a Christian.

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