Santiago de Compostela
Shrine of St James
The Spiritual Homeland of Cursillo
Prayer for May
Revd Jane Lamont
National Anglican Cursillo Spiritual Advisor
What can you offer God?
National Secretariat recently heard of Diocesan Cursillo in crisis and I would really appreciate all your prayers for that group in particular, but for all Cursillo throughout our country.
We all suffer from a shortage of people willing to put their hands up to fulfil the necessary roles to keep Cursillo functioning. Many times we find the same people shifting roles or even taking on more than one function within the Secretariat. This is not a healthy practise and we should be looking at succession planning from the moment we take on a role.
I would like to remind you that this is something that you can offer God.
He asks so little of us and, yet still we withhold that small thing. Perhaps we withhold it from fear, that we may be misunderstood, or that we will fail if we attempt it.
Perhaps we withhold it from a perception that what we have to offer is insignificant and worthless.
Perhaps we think we need to have more skills or education to do the things He would have us do.
Maybe we are concerned about what other will think of us if we put up our hands to do His calling.
Maybe we feel we’re already too busy to take on anything else to build His Kingdom.
So my prayer is this:
Heavenly Father, you shower me with your seemingly endless blessings 24 hours a day. You ask so little of me in return, only that I love you with my whole heart and that I love others in the same way that you love me. You tell me to go and feed your sheep (John 21:15-20)
Lord God, remind me, I pray, to trust you when you say in Ephesians 2:10
“For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”
And again in Hebrews 13:20-21 when he promises us to equips us to do his work 20
Now may the God of peace who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant, 21 equip you with everything good that you may do his will, working in us] that which is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.
So Lord, I pray for courage for me and for all your people to take a step in faith and take an active part of that discipling movement we call Cursillo, safe in the knowledge that you will always be with me in all I do, equipping and guiding me. And that through Cursillo and in Your strength more and more people will be called to serve You.
I pray this in the Name of our Great Shepherd Jesus