This week's theme is packed with opportunity! We have the Gospel that reminds us that God is generous and we need to be more merciful and kind. The theme of forgiveness is emphasized when Peter asks Jesus ,"Lord, if my brother sins against me,how often must I forgive? As many as seven times?" Jesus answers," I say to you, not seven times but seventy -seven times."
We also have so many families sending their kids back to school in one way or another.
Here is a prayer that parents can pray over their children's backpack.
Bless this backpack and my child who carries it as they begin a new school year. Help them discover and develop the gifts you have given them. Allow them to be the best student they can be,reaching out to others and setting good examples to all they meet. Help them to be peacemakers and always kind.
As they carry these backpacks may they be reminded of your love and care that surrounds them each school day whether they are at home or in person.
Give them confidence when they are anxious,and encourage them when they are tired.
Help them to be patient with themselves and others as they learn to do some things differently this year.
We pray for all the teachers,parents and school staff members as they help guide our children in faithfulness to you.
Knowing that making transitions and starting new beginnings can sometimes be challenging...here is a song to remember that God's Grace is ENOUGH
FAMILY CHALLENGE :
Start a family prayer journal. Write your first prayer together. Let everyone contribute to the words and intentions. Always remember to thank God for all the ways he has blessed them.
For Children k-5:
ANOTHER FAMILY CHALLENGE!
Tired of sitting down ....... get up and dance...here is a song/dance that is very easy to learn. Send me a video of your family learning this song/dance and I will post.
FOR YOUTH: Grades 6-12
Sometimes Forgiving is hard....have you ever thought about the effects UNFORGIVENESS has on you.