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Theme of the Week:

Prayers For Week 34 – 22nd May 2017

This week we reflect on what motivates us as human beings and also   how we can remain motivated. Motivation is an inner drive to behave or act in   a certain manner. "It's the difference between waking up before dawn to pound   the pavement and lazing around the house all day," (Psychology today:   Motivation - How to Get Motivated). These inner conditions such as wishes,   desires and goals, activate to move in a particular direction in behaviour.  Motivation has been shown to have roots in   physiological, behavioural, cognitive, and social areas. Motivation may be   rooted in a basic impulse to optimise well-being, minimise physical pain and   maximise pleasure. It can also originate from specific physical needs such as   eating, sleeping or resting and sex.

 
 

22nd May

2017

 

 

Motivation

 

Ramadan   begins 27th May         

Monday

The theme of the week is motivation.

Reflection Today:  A creative man is   motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.  Ayn Rand

Prayer:  Almighty and merciful Lord, we pray that we   may be challenged by the example of those great men and women who have served   you in history and follow their example of motivation to higher ideals. We   live in a world with many distractions that can so easily prevent us from   achieving our full potential. Help us to be continually motivated to meet   positive challenges and targets in your service and for the service of our   community. Amen 

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Tuesday

The theme of the week is motivation.

Reflection Today: Our   greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is   always to try just one more time.    Inventor Thomas Edison

Prayer:  Merciful God, we confess that there are   times when we lose our sense of motivation to achieve to the best of our   ability. It can sometimes be a challenge to meet deadlines and hand in work   on time. However, we know that with good time management and by recording the   dates when work needs to be completed and handed in there is enough time to   meet the completion date. Help us to be people with integrity, motivated to   keep our word and honour our promises to you and others, for our good and   good of all who work to teach us in this school. Amen        

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Wednesday

The theme of the week is motivation.

Reflection Today:  Yesterday I was clever, So I was motivated   to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am motivated changing myself.  Rumi

Prayer:  Almighty and ever living Lord, we pray for   our world to be a better and fairer place. We pray that justice for the   vulnerable and weak will become a reality. Help us as a global community to be   motivated to live and work to your praise and glory and for the general good   of all your creation. We particularly bring before you those people in less   economically developed countries who suffer the injustice of   poverty and physical hardship. May they   along with those members of our community who are suffering through times of   difficulty receive the consolation of your love and mercy as well as our   practical compassion and kindness. Amen      

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Thursday

The theme of the week is motivation.

Reflection Today:  It does not matter how slowly you go as long   as you do not stop.  Confucius

Prayer:  Heavenly Lord, today we thank you for the   wisdom of Confucius when he said, “It does not matter how slowly you go as   long as you do not stop.” Assist us in remaining motivated to achieve   positive ends. May we always be inspired to keep going even when the going   gets tough. Help us to be people who have a sense of duty and responsibility   that slowly but surely we strive to make our community and the wider world   you created a better place. Amen 

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Friday

The theme of the week is motivation.

Reflection Today: We all   have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful   lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.  Jesse Owens

Prayer:   Lord of all creation, so many people have   dreams. However, it is often so difficult to turn our dreams into   reality.  We pray that our dreams would   be in accord with your will and that you will assist us to make our dreams   come to fruition. Oh Lord, make us people of determination, who are prepared   to dedicate ourselves to the tasks and targets necessary to realise our   dreams. May we be inspired with self-discipline and effort to make the   achievement of the targets we have been set a reality.  Amen

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