Thoughts for the Week, from the Chaplain

Week Beginning 23 September 2019

This week's theme: An Olavian is Confident


Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. Hebrews 14:6

How confident are you in yourself? If the Bible tells us to be confident before God surely we can be confident in ourselves? Notice that confidence is linked to mercy and grace, why might that be? How can you develop self-confidence?

Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God. Psalm 20:7

What do you put your trust in? What gives you confidence? How can trusting in God help your confidence? Can you think of any examples? Jot down how you would sum up confidence?

Prayer for this week

Dear God, 
You know my heart and you know that I love you. I’m trying to do my best to follow after you, but sometimes I get tripped up. Sometimes I lose focus. Sometimes I forget who I am in you and start looking to the world to tell me who I am. 
On the days when my confidence is fading fast, build me up again. Remind me of the simple truth that confidence can only be found in you. 
I can walk around confidently knowing I am loved. I can walk around confidently knowing I am enough. I can live knowing I am blessed, free and called to do great things. 
Help me remember these things. 
In Jesus’ Name, Amen.





The School Prayer

Eternal God,
Help us through our duty to you
To love our neighbour,
To care for others,
To do our best for and in school,
To work for the common good of our community,
And to care for ourselves as we serve you.