Prayer of the Week
(pray this prayer each day this week)
God of Protection,
There are many dangers in the world. My life and well being are often threatened. I also worry about the dangers facing my family, friends, community and the world. The basic necessities of life that I need, like food, water, and shelter also includes safety, security, and freedom from fear. Protect and deliver me from all the dangers that threaten me. Show me your power to save and redeem. Show me your power to assure and comfort. This week show me that there is nothing to fear and that you are in control of all things. Remind me of your love and protection even in the face of the dangers in my life.
In Jesus name I pray. Amen
Read John 6:16-24
Week 4: Questions for Reflection
The signs and wonders performed by Jesus in John’s gospel are meant to communicate a truth for us to take in and believe. As you read the text and contemplate the questions below allow the mystery of God’s awesome love and power fill your heart and mind
We often find ourselves in the ‘rough waters’ of life. In this passage the disciples are literally in rough waters. What kinds of fears do you expect the disciples had? What fears do you have as you face the ‘rough waters’ of life?
What does Jesus do? What does Jesus say? What is the significance and message Jesus is trying to covey through this miracle?
How can this miracle story be an inspiration for us today? What message does it hold for us today?