Sunday, April 5
This post was provided by Karen Rorabaugh
Courage and Confidence
by Karen Rorabaugh
During this time of uncertainty, it is easy to feel like this virus, our fears, and anxiety are ‘chasing us’. It is easy to feel trapped. It is easy to feel alone.
God is good. God is kind. He is always by our side. He is in constant pursuit of us. He knows what He is doing. He is smart and oh so clever. Today, we find God in the quiet of our homes, in the silence of our hearts. In these quiet and silent places, God whispers ‘I love you’. We need only open our quiet hearts and freshly washed hands to receive His amazing love.
Let us pray with courage and with confidence as we walk through this valley. Let us fear no evil for goodness and mercy follow us all the days of our lives.
The students, families, faculty and staff of St. John the Evangelist Catholic School are praying the prayer below. It is a modified version of a prayer the Office of Catholic Schools has sent out to be prayed every Monday. It is being shared with you today to offer courage, hope, peace and love during these uncertain times. Even though we can not be together ‘in’ church we can unite our voices in prayer ‘as church’.
Prayer for Courage In A Time of Uncertainty
Do not be anxious about the future.
Instead, believe with confidence, hope and faith in God.
You are His beloved child!
Gently, He leads you through all things.
The same loving Father
who cares for you today,
will guide you through tomorrow
and all your days to come.
With His overflowing grace,
He will protect you from suffering
or give you the strength to bear it.
Be courageous against fearful thoughts and
let your hearts and minds be filled with peace.
God's love endures forever.