Weekly prayer theme 11th May – Working together
Morning everyone, I hope you are all keeping well and safe as we begin another week in lockdown. The prayer theme this week is so appropriate for the times we are living in. I feel the essence of this theme is all around us in many ways. We see people supporting each other in their communities and workplace. We will soon see some of our staff sending a message of support to our students and families spreading a little joy and positivity. We see countries helping other countries. I read that rival gangs in South Africa had placed their differences to one side and instead of doing drug runs they got together and pooled their resources using their transport to aid people by doing food runs instead. They were asked if it will go back to how it was when the pandemic was over, they weren't sure, but there was the hope for change.
The Gospel yesterday was when Jesus told his disciples that he was “...The way, the truth and the life.” as we reflect on this, we examine how we are working together with God. It is a consoling gospel at this time and reminds us that whilst we are here on earth, we have good work to do and in doing so our lives here and in the next life will be blessed. In the Gospel Jesus says, “Do not let your hearts be troubled trust in God still and trust in me”. Our Lord is with us in our isolation and suffering and he is with us through good times as well as bad.
We pray that we help each other through this time of uncertainty, reaching out to those in need and offering a helping hand where we can. You give us this most sacred gift of helping others and we are blessed to do so. We thank you God for giving us this wonderful opportunity and grace to work and serve others.
We ask for your continued love in our work, through Christ our Lord.