Summer Litany (Is. 55:1a & John 4:11)
Water Pourer: Everyone who thirsts, come to the waters,
Everyone else: the living water from Jesus.
Scripture: Matthew 6:2-4 (The Message)
2 “When you do something for someone else, don’t call attention to yourself. You’ve seen them in action, I’m sure – ‘playactors’ I call them – treating prayer meeting and street corner alike as a stage, acting compassionate as long as someone is watching, playing to the crowds. They get applause, true, but that’s all they get. 3 When you help someone out, don’t think about how it looks. 4 Just do it – quietly and unobtrusively. That is the way your God, who conceived you in love, working behind the scenes, helps you out.
Kind-hearted God, You made us in love and want us to be kind to one another. Show us how we may help those in need and to help with hearts full of love. Amen.
- Describe a time when someone helped you and you didn’t even have to ask for help. How did you feel?
- Have you helped someone? What did you do and how did you know that person needed help?
- What do you think Jesus means when he says not to think about how it looks when we help someone out?