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Knowledge is one of the gifts of the Holy Spirit. It might sound very simple but you’ll often hear people say “knowledge is power”. When you take the time to learn about the world around you, you can start to see just what God has created for us. When you learn something new you grow as a person.

Think this week about how much you learn at school and what you can learn this week. Take the time to ask a question or read a book and improve your knowledge this week.

Click on the different tabs below to explore this week’s prayer resources. We hope you enjoy them and have a great week!

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Click on the different tabs below to explore this week’s prayer resources. We hope you enjoy them and have a great week!

Remember to comment in the comments box below! 🙂

 

 

We start our prayer with the sign of the cross…

 

Let’s find out more about this amazing feast and the week ahead in the Church’s Liturgical Calendar.

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Let us pray…

 

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We start our prayer with the sign of the cross…

Recent events has made us see the world differently. Key workers became more valuable than rich corporations, people kept themselves in their homes to help the most vulnerable and we have learnt to appreciate the simple things life.  What will you do differently post lockdown? What lessons has it taught you? What positives have surfaced as a result?

 

We’ve stuck together in our time of need.

Unity is about coming together and making each other stronger and that’s what this song is all about!

You may recognise it from the film High School Musical.

 

In the song they talk about a team called ‘Wild Cats’, what teams are you a part of?How do you support others in your teams?

Have you ever achieved something as part of a team?

How do others help you when you work together?

To work together well as a team you must think about others as well as yourself. Think about some ways that you could do this.

 

Help us Lord to work well in a team.Help us to be generous and to give our time and support to others.

Amen.

 

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We start our prayer with the sign of the cross…

 

 

Making sense of it all: This week we look at ‘One Body, Many Parts – Black Lives Matter.

 

Many of you will have seen a lot in the news and on social media about George Floyd, the Black Lives Matter movement and the racial injustice that continues to happen across the world.

We mourn the fact that so many lives are not treated with dignity and justice.

As Christians it is important to remember that Jesus’ teachings of love and compassion to our neighbours are at the heart of everything we do.

Jesus was no stranger to bringing justice to the oppressed.

Even in Jesus’ time people were treated differently because of the way they looked, the colour of their skin, where they came from or their religion.

The way that Jesus loved everyone inspires us as a Christian community to be the face of Christ each day.

THE WORD

In times of trouble, sadness or confusion we can turn to the Bible, the Word of God, for advice.

Today we have a couple of pieces of scripture to listen to and reflect on…

Old Testament

A reading from the prophet Isaiah,

Learn to do right. See that justice is done- help those who are oppressed, give orphans their rights, and defend widows.

The Word of the Lord

Response: Thanks be to God

Prophet- A Prophet is a person God chooses to announce His message.

The prophet Isaiah had to bring a hard message to the Israelites who had stopped believing in the one, true God. They were praying to false gods and they had stopped following God’s laws, they were’t being kind to one another.

Isaiah helped to teach God’s message to the Israelites and encouraged them to be better people.

Isaiah 1:17 calls us to “Learn to do right. See that justice is done- help those who are oppressed.”

Isaiah had a happy message for the Israelites. He told them that God promised to never stop loving them. This love was unconditional and equal among all people.

Isaiah told the Israelites that when the time was right, God would send them a gentle, loving servant to lead them. Now we know that servant is Jesus and we follow his teachings on love every single day!

 

As Christians, at the heart of everything we do, is love.

Spend some time thinking about the people who are suffering at the moment and need to feel some healing and love.

What can we do to share God’s love with the wider community?

How can we seek justice to ensure that all lives are treated equally and fairly?

How can we stand with our brothers and sisters in the human race who aren’t treated equally?

How can we be the voice for the voiceless?

 

…we end our prayer with the sign of the cross

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We start our prayer with the sign of the cross…

It is not always easy to stay united together and it can be difficult to work with others.

Jesus taught us what to do in the times when we find things difficult and need help.

Jesus teaches that we should pray and ask for help when we need it.He taught his followers The Lord’s Prayer. Read this prayer below.

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.

This prayer is a prayer that everyone can share in because it doesn’t use words like ‘me’ or ‘I’ but instead uses words such as ‘us’ and ‘our’.This prayer means that we can pray for ourselves and each other using the words that Jesus taught us.

Take some time to think about the things that you would like to pray for and then say the Lord’s Prayer, to pray for your needs and the needs of your community.

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We start our prayer with the sign of the cross…

This week’s Scripture is a prayer that Jesus prayed to God the Father for His disciples.

It is also a prayer for each of us because we are ‘those who believe in me because of their message’.

See if you can work out what Jesus is praying for.

A reading from the Holy Gospel according to John.

(Glory to you O Lord.)

“I pray not only for them, but also for those who believe in me because of their message. I pray that they may all be one. Father! May they be in us, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they be one, so that the world will believe that you sent me. I gave them the same glory you gave me, so that they may be one, just as you and I are one: I in them and you in me, so that they may be completely one, in order that the world may know that you sent me and that you love them as you love me.

The Gospel of the Lord.

(Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ.)

(John 17: 20-23)

Find a partner and discuss what you think Jesus was praying for.What do you think it means when Jesus says ‘may they be one’?

 

When we all work together we can achieve more than if we work against one another.Jesus is praying that not only the disciples will be united together but also that we will be united as people who have followed the words and example of the disciples.

How can you be better at working with others?

How could you be better at communicating?

Could you encourage and help others more?

 

Help us Jesus to work together and to be united in your name.Help us to communicate well and to help each other when we see a friend in need.

Amen

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