RE10, Term 3, Week 6: Prayers and reflections
The future belongs to you
"In you there is hope, for you belong to the future, just as the future belongs to you. For hope is always linked to the future; it is the expectation of "future good things". As a Christian virtue, it is linked to the expectation of those eternal good things which God has promised to man in Jesus Christ. And at the same time, this hope, as both a Christian and a human virtue, is the expectation of the good things which man will build, using the talents given him by Providence" (St John Paul II in his letter to the youth of the world, March 31, 1985).
Lord, help us to recognise the false gods in our lives, those things that capture our time and attention and lead us away from you, the one true God. Sometimes our sport can be a false god. So can playing computer games, or Facebook. Help us, Lord, to recognise you in our lives and to be faithful to you. Amen.
- Which "goods of the future" do I hope to gain and what am I doing now to ensure that I can gain them?
- How does my hope for a bright future affect the way I live each day?
- How do I acknowledge God in my life? How does my faith affect how I live out my role as a child, a sibling, a student, a friend, a member of society?
My "new day" resolution
This is the start of my "new life." I promise to make better use of the opportunities to learn and to be of service to others in need today.
A "Choosing Wisely" Prayer
you created us for yourself.
Our hearts are restless until they rest in you.
Help us to show our love for you
through the choices we make.
May we remember to think clearly,
to seek the truth always,
and never to choose out of fear, or anger,
but always because we love you
and all who are our neighbours.
We make our prayer through Jesus your Son
and Mary his mother.
Amen, Lord, Amen.