Tuesday 22nd November: Time, don’t let it slip away!

The theme of this school week is: Time

The Sign of the Cross

In the name of the father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

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Reflection

Time…don’t let it slip away!

No gift is greater than time, and yet, nothing is so easy to waste. Contrary to our cultural norms, good stewardship of time doesn’t mean being busy all the time. Time spent in prayer, nurturing relationships with our family and friends or just enjoying the beauty of the world around us is time well spent. In fact, taking “time out” to nourish ourselves spiritually can be the best thing we can do to deepen our relationship with God.

Questions to Ponder

Take some time to reflect on these questions and perhaps take them to prayer, asking for God’s guidance, with gratitude for this marvelous gift.

1. How do I “kill time”?
2. When have I most appreciated time?
3. What do I think God wants me to do with my time?
4. What obstacles keep me from being a good steward of my time?

Prayer

Father, help us to be good stewards of our time, not to waste on things that do not really matter, but to spend it things that bring us into a deeper relationship with each other, and with You. In Jesus’ name,

Amen.

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.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of death. Amen.

Our Lady Queen of Peace pray for us.
St Joseph pray for us

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.