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March 26

Elementary:

We begin our prayers today in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Psalm 81:16 says : "I would feed you with the finest of the wheat, and with honey … I would satisfy you." (NRSV)

Sometimes I have very low expectations of people, myself, and even God. I think to myself that no one would ever want to help me, that I cannot possibly live my dreams. I may think God is too busy to help with my problems. I suffer with low expectations of God, others and myself.

What if the truth is that people want to help, if they are able? What if you and I are far more talented than we give ourselves credit for? What if God is just waiting for an opportunity to prove our low expectations wrong?

When we raise our expectations of God, others and ourselves, it allows and encourages people to work together for good. We can feel proud of our accomplishments because we used our God-given skills.  God only gives us the best!

Let's pray:

Lord, this Lenten season help us raise our expectations and hopes in God, others and in the goodness of ourselves so that we can appreciate the great love you have for each of us as your children and we in turn can love others in the most amazing ways! Amen.

Seeking honour the goodness of God in all things we continue our day in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.​​ 


High School: 

We begin our prayers today in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Psalm 81:16 says : "I would feed you with the finest of the wheat, and with honey from the rock I would satisfy you." (NRSV)

Sometimes I have very low expectations of people, myself, and even God. I think to myself that no one would ever want to help me, that I cannot possibly reach my goals. Maybe I think God is too busy to help with my problems. I suffer with low expectations of God, others and myself.

Indeed, low expectations really do make us suffer. When you believe no one will help you, you never ask for help and you do things by yourself, which is often much more difficult. When you assume that you cannot achieve your goals, you do not even try. If you think that God is uninterested or too busy for you, you feel frightened and alone. You suffer.

What if the truth is that people want to help, if they are able? What if you and I are far more capable than we give ourselves credit for? What if God is just waiting for an opportunity to prove our low expectations wrong?

When we raise our expectations, it allows and encourages people to work together for good. We can feel pride in our accomplishments because we used our God-given skills. We also witness that God feeds us and satisfies us with the very best.

Let us pray:

Lord in this Lenten season help us raise our expectations so that we can appreciate the great love you have for each of us as your children and we in turn can love others in the most amazing ways! May this can lead us to a new freedom in a kind of resurrection experience of hope and new life and new energy for each of us. Amen.

Seeking forgiveness and to forgive we move into our holy day in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.