Wednesday 1st February: How to Hope

The theme of this school week is: Hope.

The Sign of the Cross

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

Scripture

“Love your neighbour as yourself” – Matthew 22:39

Reflection

How can I cultivate hope in my life? Sometimes it can be hard to have hope for the future. The world can seem to be working against us at times, and life can seem like an uphill struggle. Jesus, as always, has the answer: to give a little love, to love your neighbour as yourself. And how do I do that?  Like this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PT-HBl2TVtI  (opens in new window)

Prayer

Father, I am sorry for the times I have lost hope, and I am sorry for all the opportunities I have missed to regain hope by loving by neighbour. Please open my eyes to see all the opportunities You provide me with everyday to give a little love to those around me. May these acts of kindness change our world and further Your kingdom of love and hope.

In the name of Jesus we pray. 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. 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.