Day 3 Keep up your courage
- Acts 27. 22, 34
“I urge you now to keep up your courage, for there will be no loss of life among you, but only of the ship … none of you will lose a hair from your heads …”
- Psalm 27
- Mathew 11:28-30
Keep up your courage when the storms of life wash you up on an unexpected shore. Keep up your courage take barricades down welcome the stranger become the guest. Keep up your courage listen to the other seek to understand disagree agreeably. Keep up your courage when the ship runs aground prepare a new vessel chart another course. Keep up your courage stowaways, castaways whatever our crew it’s all hands on deck creation made new.
God of mercy, lost and disheartened, we turn to You. Instil in us Your hope and courage. May our churches strive for the unity for which Your Son prayed on the eve of His passion. We ask this through Him who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit for ever and ever. Amen.
- What are the practices that you can use to keep up your courage?
- What are your hopes and fears for the churches in your area?
- How might you keep up your courage together to chart a course into the future?
Go and Do
Global: Read and respond to the stories of perilous journeys by sea.
Local: Provide welcome and hospitality for those recently arrived into the UK and Ireland.
Personal: Reflecting on your own journey, how might you assist others on journeying today?