Monday 6 March 2017

Lent 1 Study Group How do I deal with the battle in my mind?

Ice breaker  (10-20 minutes)
Draw 4 squares. In one put what you think you are losing or is dying in your life. In another put what is new, appearing. In another put what you would like to be doing, in the last put what grounds you and keeps you sane. Share with one another. 

Christ has no body but yours, no hands, no feet on earth but yours. Yours are the eyes with which he looks compassion on this world. Yours are the feet with which he walks to do good. Yours are the hands, with which he blesses all the world. Yours are the hands, yours are the feet, yours are the eyes, you are his body. Christ has no body now but yours. 

Consider (20 minutes) Read Matthew 4:1-11

Three minutes’ silence to think about the passage individually. Each person has the opportunity to share a word, phrase or idea which lights up for them or a question raised for them. Share with others.

How did Jesus deal with his thoughts?

Prayer for others and ourselves (15 minutes)

What is worrying you in the world ?
What can we do about it? 
Praying about it.

Prayer for ourselves
What is worrying you at present?
What can you do about it?
Pray with someone in the group about it.

Commit (5 minutes)

Commit this week to practise paying attention to God in ‘given’ moments of each day. 

Closing prayer.

God of Creation, 
you have given us the gift of your life. . 
May our lives, speak of you, and your love may overflow to others. Amen.



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