conscience: the inner sense of what is right or wrong
Many Christians pray every day for the help they need to make good choices. Every day, usually before going to sleep, many Christians ‘examine their life’ (‘conscience’). This means that they think about what has happened during the day and how they have tried to be the kind of person that God who loves them, wants them to be. They think about what they have done during the day – the good choices they have made for which they say thank you, and the bad choices for which they are sorry.
The following prayer asks for help and guidance when making choices. Read it carefully and then write your own prayer to the Holy Spirit.
Holy Spirit, you are with us when we choose. For our good choices and the joy of making them, we thank you. For the joy they bring us and others, we thank you.
For our wrong choices, we are sorry. For the hurt we have done to others, we are sorry. Help us to take time to think about the consequences of our choices. We ask you to help and guide us. Amen.
God is always loving and forgiving and here is a story that Jesus told that shows this, The Prodigal son, Luke 15: 11-32. This is Rembrandt's depiction of the parable. God is full of mercy and compassion. God always loves you but does not like sin.
Read the parable or look through the Power point and complete the attached sequencing activity.