"Make our sons in their prime like sturdy oak trees, Our daughters as shapely and bright as fields of wildflowers." (The Message)
“With what shall I come before the Lord, and bow myself before God on high?
Shall I come before him with burnt offerings, with calves a year old?
Will the Lord be pleased with thousands of rams, with ten thousands of rivers of oil?
Shall I give my firstborn for my transgression,
the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?”
He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you
but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?
1. How has your week been?
2. How have you seen God at work in your life this week?
3. Read the passages again.
4. What does it say God requires of us?
5. This week we are focussing on school chaplaincy. What is your experience with a school chaplain?
6. How do you think these verses relate to the work that school chaplains do?
7. How do you or would you try and live out these verses in your own life?
8. What is challenging in these passages?
9. Is there anything else the passages are saying to me?
10.What am I going to do about it?
11. Who am I going to share it with?
12. Be prepared to share back next week.
We pray for the chaplains who serve in our schools, colleges, universities and institutions of learning, We give thanks for their commitment and passion for the role that you have called them to. We pray that they have the courage, wisdom and stamina to support the children, students and staff. We pray also for the Local Chaplaincy Committees and all of those who support our chaplains.
"Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us." Ephesians 3:20
In Jesus' name, we pray. Amen.