Prayer Resources – Week 5

wwjd-bracelets-jewelry-wwjd-braceletsIt’s the last week of term already! It’s been a very busy and very eventful term, but as we come toward the last holiday of this school year there is a lot to look back on and be grateful for. We are just over half way through the season of Eastertide (Yes it’s still Easter!) and as we head toward Pentecost (June the 8th) It’s important that we keep on celebrating this special time of year.

This Sunday’s Gospel features one of the most famous lines in scripture when Jesus tells his disciples that he is “the Way the Truth and the Life”. Jesus is preparing his disciples for their mission to go and lead the church and spread the good news to the world. He’s telling them that through him they have  a way to be all the God made them to be. Living our lives like Jesus however, is not an easy thing to do!

This week we are going to think about the way Jesus lived his life and about how we can be more like him. We’re going to ask ourselves – What would Jesus do?

Monday

We Start with the Sign of the Cross.

It’s not always possible to know what Jesus would do in a situation. However asking ourselves that question challenges us to think – “What is the right thing to do?!” Jesus’ example in the Gospels gives us lots of ideas about how to treat people and how to make the world a better place.

With that in mind there is a dilemma for you to talk about as a class this morning.

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An old man, a young child and you are stranded on a desert island. You have a boat that you can row to safety but you can only fit one of them into the boat. The boat would be too heavy with three people in and would sink.

Who gets to go in the boat to safety?

There is no right or wrong answer but think about this… What would Jesus do?

Lord, help us to live like you. Amen.

We finish with the Sign of the Cross.


Prayer at the end of the day

We Start with the Sign of the Cross.

Have you thought about what Jesus would do today?

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 finish with the Sign of the Cross.

Tuesday

We Start with the Sign of the Cross.

When faced with the opportunity to help someone out do we take it? Jesus never missed a chance to help someone, even if that meant making a sacrifice. Have a look at what happened when a hidden camera caught people helping out a boy at a bus stop.

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Morning Prayer: Lord, help us do what we can when others are in need. Amen.

We finish with the Sign of the Cross.


Prayer at the end of the day

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

Have you helped someone out today?

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 finish with the Sign of the Cross.

Wednesday

We Start with the Sign of the Cross.

Postman delivering mailThis week we are thinking about living like Jesus. It’s not easy, and often we make mistakes or take the wrong path. We can however, all help each other to be more like Jesus by inspiring and guiding each other to be a better person.

With that in mind your challenge this morning is this:

Spend a few moments thinking about an action that Jesus would do (and were not talking miracles here – that would be quite tough!) and write it on a slip of paper.

It could be something like “Say hello to someone who is lonely” or “Pay someone a complement – make them feel good about themselves”. Once you’ve written it down, fold your piece of paper up and collect them all up together.

As you leave form time this morning, take a new piece of paper and try and put it into action today!

Morning Prayer: Lord, help us to learn from your example. Amen.

We finish with the Sign of the Cross.


Prayer at the end of the day

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

Did you manage to complete your challenge?

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 finish with the Sign of the Cross.

Thursday

Use the Key Process of “Role Play” to create some mini dramas exploring this term’s theme of “Right and Wrong”. One thing you have to add in however is a somebody playing the character of Jesus. How would he behave in difficult situations? Can it show us how we should react given the same challenge?

We Start with the Sign of the Cross.

Morning Prayer: Lord, help us to do the right thing, even when it is hard. Amen.

We finish with the Sign of the Cross.


Prayer at the end of the day

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

Have you had to do the right thing this week?

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 finish with the Sign of the Cross.

Friday

We Start with the Sign of the Cross.

In one of the most famous stories from scripture, Jesus proves that the right course of action isn’t always what you’d expect! Read this from John’s Gospel, Chapter 8

While Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. Early in the morning he came again to the temple. All the people came to him and he sat down and began to teach them. The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery; and making her stand before all of them, they said to him, ‘Teacher, this woman was caught in the very act of committing adultery. Now in the law Moses commanded us to stone such women. Now what do you say?’ They said this to test him, so that they might have some charge to bring against him. Jesus bent down and wrote with his finger on the ground. When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, ‘Let anyone among you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.’ And once again he bent down and wrote on the ground. When they heard it, they went away, one by one, beginning with the elders; and Jesus was left alone with the woman standing before him. Jesus straightened up and said to her, ‘Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?’ She said, ‘No one, sir.’ And Jesus said, ‘Neither do I condemn you. Go your way, and from now on do not sin again.

What was so important about what Jesus did here? What do you think he wrote in the sand?!

Write your answers in the comments box below!

Morning Prayer: Lord, help us to find the courage to act like you. Amen.

We finish with the Sign of the Cross.


Prayer at the end of the day

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

How can you act like Jesus this weekend?

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 finish with the Sign of the Cross.

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