Blessings and prayers for this week
This week we have celebrated the feast of St George, Traditionally, this is celebrated on 23rd April, but as this is still Eastertide, the feast reverts to 26th April.
We do not know a huge amount about St George’s origins except that he came from an area close to Turkey and was a Roman soldier. The image of him fighting a dragon is one that we have all come to love, but rather than it being a realistic one it is more about what St George experienced: his fight was not one with a fire eating monster, but with those who were trying to stop people spreading the message of Christianity. His trust in Jesus led to his own death.
Fr Sean told St George House on Tuesday that we all have our own dragons to face, but we always have to remember that we have God on our side.
The Year 6 children beautifully sang ‘Eagles Wings’, which directly expresses this message and comes from Psalm 91:
‘…and he will raise you up on eagle’s wings, bear you on the breath of dawn, make you to shine like the sun and hold you in the palm of his hands.’
Whatever the problem, whatever the difficulty, God is always there.
I have been moved by the prayers that are appearing in the reflection room on Fronter; it is wonderful to see the heartfelt feelings of the children.
Here is a prayer from Sochima, one of our Y6 Guardian Angels.
God of all peoples and nations
Who created all things alive and breathing
We hold before you the peoples of Ukraine and Russia
Every child and every adult.
We cry out to you for peace,
Comfort those who fear for their lives and the lives of their loved ones
And fill leaders with the wisdom that leads to peace,
Kindle again in us a love of our neighbour
And bring us peace. Make us whole. Amen
Prayers and Blessings