Week of March 10, 2019: The Wilderness (Ages 11-18)



Faith To Go Podcast: The Devil and Identity

Hosted each week by the Faith Formation team at St. Paul's Cathedral in San Diego, David Tremaine, Maya Little-Sana and Jackie Pippin, the Faith To Go Podcast highlight themes from the Sunday Gospel reading for you to take into your conversations throughout the week.


Reads: Who am I, God?

Episcopal Cafe: Who am I, God, and what do you want?


Questions:

1. What emotions come to mind when you think of Lent?

2. How are we called to be during left?

3. How was Jesus able to survive the wilderness?

4. What is something that feeds you emotionally?

5. Have you ever struggled with need, power, or ego?


Views and Qs: Into the Wilderness

Watch this video together and then use the discussion questions below to reflect as a family.


Discussion Questions:

1) When is a time that you needed some time away from your normal pace or life?

2) Where would you want to go for such an escape?

3) Where did Jesus go to be led by the Holy Spirit?

4) What do you imagine it was like?

4) Who did he encounter there?

5) How did that time impact his faith?



Feast and Faith: Being Lost

Prayer-

Forgiving God, stay with me

As I walk through Lent

For these next forty days.


Help me to learn more about myself

During this time you have given me for

Prayer and discernment.


Open my eyes as I walk with Jesus at my side,

So that I can see any

new path you want me to follow.


Open my ears to what you are saying

When I read and

study the Bible.


More than anything, know that I’m sorry

To have forgotten you this past year.

I seek to return to you more fully in the coming days.


This I pray in the name of

My guide,

Your Son, Jesus.


-Call On Me: A Prayer Book for Young People


Questions:

1. Have you ever went hiking or camping in the wilderness?

2. What was it like? Did you face any obstacles?

3. Have you ever felt like you were in the wilderness spiritually?

4. What helped you during that time?

5. What is something that helped keep you grounded?

6. Is there a new thing you would like to use to ground you in the future?


Final nugget– When we find ourselves lost in the wilderness, whether physically, or mentally, it can be really scary. It’s hard in those moments of emotion to remain mindful of the things that ground us, but those things can be our constant when we need to find our way.


Stay and Pray: A Devotion for Families at the Close of the Day

Each week we feature a way for your family to reflect and pray together. For families with older children this is an at home liturgy for your family to participate in together. It is a daily devotion for families adapted from The Book of Common Prayer.


Before you begin, take a few moments to decide who will read the scripture reading and who will read the collect and closing. Read the Psalm and Lord's Prayer in unison.


After a moment of silence, begin with the Psalm.


Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16

(Read in unison)

 1 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High, *

abides under the shadow of the Almighty.

2 He shall say to the Lord,

"You are my refuge and my stronghold, *

my God in whom I put my trust."

9 Because you have made the Lord your refuge, *

and the Most High your habitation,

10 There shall no evil happen to you, *

neither shall any plague come near your dwelling.

11 For he shall give his angels charge over you, *

to keep you in all your ways.

12 They shall bear you in their hands, *

lest you dash your foot against a stone.

13 You shall tread upon the lion and adder; *

you shall trample the young lion and the serpent under your feet.

14 Because he is bound to me in love,

therefore will I deliver him; *

I will protect him, because he knows my Name.

15 He shall call upon me, and I will answer him; *

I am with him in trouble;

I will rescue him and bring him to honor.

16 With long life will I satisfy him, *

and show him my salvation.

Luke 4:1-13

(read by assigned person)  

After his baptism, Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness, where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. He ate nothing at all during those days, and when they were over, he was famished. The devil said to him, "If you are the Son of God, command this stone to become a loaf of bread." Jesus answered him, "It is written, 'One does not live by bread alone.'"


Then the devil led him up and showed him in an instant all the kingdoms of the world. And the devil said to him, "To you I will give their glory and all this authority; for it has been given over to me, and I give it to anyone I please. If you, then, will worship me, it will all be yours." Jesus answered him, "It is written,

'Worship the Lord your God,

and serve only him.'"


Then the devil took him to Jerusalem, and placed him on the pinnacle of the temple, saying to him, "If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down from here, for it is written,

'He will command his angels concerning you,

to protect you,'

and

'On their hands they will bear you up,

so that you will not dash your foot against a stone.'"

Jesus answered him, "It is said, 'Do not put the Lord your God to the test.'" When the devil had finished every test, he departed from him until an opportune time.

Prayers for Ourselves and For Others (take this time to each offer one person/event that you would like to hold in prayer as well as one thing you are thankful for)

Dear God, tonight I ask your prayers for.......

and I give you thanks for ..........

Amen


The Lord’s Prayer

(read in unison)

Our Father, who art in heaven,

hallowed be thy Name,

thy kingdom come,

thy will be done,

on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our trespasses,

as we forgive those

who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom,

and the power, and the glory,

for ever and ever.

Amen


The Collect

(read by assigned person)

Almighty God, whose blessed Son was led by the Spirit to be tempted by Satan: Come quickly to help us who are assaulted by many temptations; and, as you know the weaknesses of each of us, let each one find you mighty to save; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

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