Keep in touch
Keep the faith
- Mark this time as one set aside for God by focusing on your breathing.
- Count to 5 as you breathe in, hold your breath for another 5, and then exhale slowly again counting to 5.
- You might want to think about the things you want to receive from God: holding a word in your mind as you breathe in, and equally share with Him a word concerning something particular that you want to hand over and leave with Him (perhaps a worry, care, concern or failing) when you breathe out.
As they were going along the road, someone said to him, ‘I will follow you wherever you go.’ As they were going along the road, someone said to him, ‘I will follow you wherever you go.’ And Jesus said to him, ‘Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.’ To another he said, ‘Follow me.’ But he said, ‘Lord, first let me go and bury my father.’ But Jesus said to him, ‘Let the dead bury their own dead; but as for you, go and proclaim the kingdom of God.’ Another said, ‘I will follow you, Lord; but let me first say farewell to those at my home.’ Jesus said to him, ‘No one who puts a hand to the plough and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.’ Luke 9. 57 – end
- How easy is it for you to offer excuses up when confronted with the challenges of Jesus?
- Does Jesus seem pragmatic or harsh to you here?
“Prayer should be the key of the day and the lock of the night.” George Herbert
Church family Gina, Rosalia, Mathilde Alfonso; Judith and Paul Keeble
Pray for the ability to follow Jesus avoiding the temptation to look back.
Pray for those whose decision to follow Jesus brings tension from family members.
Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation
but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours
now and for ever.
Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of your mercy.
Sustain and support the anxious,
be with those who care for the sick,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may find comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us from your love
in Christ Jesus our Lord.