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Mark's Gospel

Just Trust Me

Week: Mark's Gospel

  • P.R.A.Y
  • Pause
  • Rejoice
  • Reflect
  • Ask
  • Yes
Jackson J Unathi
With Jackson J and Unathi
Welcome to Lectio for Families. This week we are continuing to explore the life of Jesus as told in Mark’s Gospel.

Each day we will simply pray (P.R.A.Y.) together.
P: PAUSING to be still.
R: REJOICING with a Memory Verse and REFLECTING on some verses from the Bible.
A: ASKING God to help us and others.
Y: saying YES to God’s ways.


Pause

We start by pausing and taking a deep breath:

In and out.

In and out.

We remember that God is here, and so together we prepare ourselves to be with God.

Pause

Prayer of Welcome

Jesus, we hear Your invitation, and so we choose to follow You, with all our hearts, with all our minds, with all our souls and with all our strength.


Rejoice

Memory Verse

We REJOICE and celebrate God’s goodness with this week’s memory verse:

God, help us to remember Your Word.


Reflect

Bible Reading

Today, we are reflecting on the story of a religious leader who asked Jesus to come and help his dying daughter.

Read by Jackson J
Mark 5:35-36
While he was still talking, some people came from the leader’s house and told him, ‘Your daughter is dead. Why bother the Teacher any more?’
Jesus overheard what they were talking about and said to the leader, ‘Don’t listen to them; just trust me.’

Mark 5:35-36 (The Message)

The man who asked Jesus to help his dying daughter had just seen Jesus heal a woman who had been sick for 12 years, so he must have felt pretty hopeful that Jesus could heal his daughter too. Until, that is, people arrived with the terrible news… ‘Your daughter is dead,’ they said, ‘why bother the Teacher any more?’

Perhaps Jesus sensed the man’s fear and that’s why He turned to him and said ‘don’t listen to them; just trust me.’

Let’s press pause and talk about today’s question, which is: What do we think Jesus is asking each of us to trust Him about at the moment?

  • PAUSE the audio player now

Ask

ASK Prayers

Having just talked about what we may need to trust Jesus about, let’s pause for a moment and listen to anything that He may want to say.

Lord Jesus, whatever other voices we’re hearing, whether that’s other people’s voices or the doubts in our own head, we also hear You saying to us, ‘don’t listen to them; just trust me.’ Help us to trust You.

  • OPTIONAL: PAUSE the audio player now and pray

Let’s think about something we might have heard in the news over the last few days – has there been a story that has made us feel sad or hopeless?

Lord Jesus, it’s easy to feel sad or afraid when we look at the news, but we choose to believe, and to trust You. Guide us and give us faith as we pray for these different news stories now.

  • OPTIONAL: PAUSE the audio player now and pray

Yes

Bible Reading

As we read the Bible again, let’s listen for a word or a phrase that the Holy Spirit might want to say to us from today’s verses.

Mark 5:35-36
While he was still talking, some people came from the leader’s house and told him, ‘Your daughter is dead. Why bother the Teacher any more?’
Jesus overheard what they were talking about and said to the leader, ‘Don’t listen to them; just trust me.’

Mark 5:35-36 (The Message)

What word or phrase stood out from today’s Bible verses?

  • OPTIONAL: PAUSE the audio player now and tell each other

YES Prayer

And now, let’s say YES to God together.

Jesus, we say YES today to receiving Your healing power in our own lives, and we also ASK that it would also flow in the lives of those around us who need it.

Memory Verse

After enjoying this time with God and each other, let’s say our memory verse together:

Closing Prayer

Let’s put a hand on our heart.
Father God, fill us with Your love. Help us to love You, and everything that You’ve made.

Let’s point to our eyes.
Lord Jesus, help us to see You, and to see others the way that You see them too.

Let’s point to our ears.
Holy Spirit, help us to hear You, and give us courage to do what You say.

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Jackson J

Jackson J

Jackson is 11 and he lives in Chichester, on the south coast of England, with his parents and his sister. He loves Pokemon (who doesn’t?), music and having fun with his friends.

Unathi

Unathi

Unathi lives in Johannesburg, South Africa, with her husband and 5 kids; and has a passion for seeing families thriving.
You’ll most likely find her homeschooling the tribe, reading, writing, or dreaming about the next DIY project.
She also loves good coffee, dark chocolate and hiking.

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