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Lent - Compassion

We can trust God

The Season of Lent
Lent is the time of preparation for Easter, making space for and focusing on the love of Jesus. We are going to use six different practices to help us do that in the next six weeks. Being present, Lament, Lectio Divina, Trust, Compassion & Hospitality.

God is the one who saves me. I trust him. I am not afraid.
The Lord, the Lord, gives me strength and makes me sing. He has saved me.” Isaiah 12:2
We were talking about trust yesterday. Trusting God when we are scared by remembering that He is the one who saves us. Trusting that God loves us and is for us is a big building block to have in place.

When life’s complicated
This is a game to play at home or out at the park. Set up a maze in your house - use string tied to things to make it tricky to get across a room or plan out a route across the play ground and lead someone else through it - blindfolded! See if they trust you! Have someone you trust lead you through it. How does it feel to be trusted? How does it feel to trust someone else?

Worship Dance Party
Worship isn’t fabulous on Zoom and so I’ve put together a playlist on Spotify that we’d have used if we were face to face.


This coming Sunday
The Lord is good to everyone. He is merciful to all he has made.
Psalm 145:9
We are talking about compassion this Sunday - God is Love with a capital L and has compassion on us, on our friends, on our enemies; in the practice of compassion we join in with that and see how we can be compassionate too.

Let’s Pray
God of compassion.
Bless me with your love and your peace
Bless my good friend, ________, with your love and your peace
Bless this other person I kind of know, _________ ,with your love and your peace
Bless this person I don’t like or who doesn’t like me, _________, with your love and your peace

Prep for Sunday - thank you!
The envelope for this coming Sunday has a small needle in it so open carefully, plus embroidery thread and three pieces of paper - you’ll need scissors and A roughly pencil sized stick! You’ll need to hunt the stick ahead of time (or you could use an actual pencil)

Question of the week
Ask yourself, as a sibling, as a parent, ask a friend - even ask a stranger…

What are you most thankful for?

Categories: Family Time , For Parents , Prayer