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The Sheep and the Goats: Matthew 25:31-46
This morning’s @11 Worship Journey comes from Matthew Chapter 25 and is one of a few stories Jesus told to the disciples about ‘end times’ and one which helped them (and now us) to live their lives in the best way possible.
1. Begin our time of prayer by saying each line of this prayer out loud.
Opening Prayer (based on Matthew 25: 31-46)
May we share in the Lord’s kingship
by serving him in the poor and the humble
God, Father of the poor,
your Son Jesus was born among us
poor, humble and dependent.
Open our eyes and our hearts and our hands
to honour him now as our Lord and King
by welcoming him in those who are hungry and thirsty,
in all who are abandoned and lonely,
in refugees, in the poor and the sick.
Let our love become free and spontaneous,
like the tenderness you have shown us in your Son.
Welcome us in the everlasting Kingdom
prepared for us through Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen.
2. Take a piece of paper and draw a picture for each group of people that Jesus identified.
I was hungry and you fed me,
I was thirsty and you gave me a drink,
I was homeless and you gave me a room,
I was shivering and you gave me clothes,
I was sick and you stopped to visit,
I was in prison and you came to me.’
- Then, spend some time thinking about each type of person. They might be closer to you than you first think.
- Ask God to bring people specific people (or groups of people) to your mind. Ask him for wisdom on how you can help. Ask him to be with those in the world that you cannot help.
- And for later on in the day how about trying this?
Prayer Walk: Go for a walk together in search for the things you’re thankful to God for. Our streets, trees, bird songs, smiles from other pedestrians, flowers in bloom, passing cars and buses that make travel possible. So much to appreciate! Additionally, this is an excellent way to get outside, slow down the mind and get active together.