We read

Mark 4, 35-41  

That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side.” Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also other boats with him. A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped. Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke him and said to him, “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?” He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm. He said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?” They were terrified and asked each other, “Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!”

We pray

Dear Lord, sometimes we face storms in our lives when we feel upset or hurt by others. Help me to realise that You are always there to calm my storms and comfort me. Amen 

We live

The apostles were afraid because they did not have enough faith in Jesus.  

Today we are going to fast from being afraid or anxious. Every time something frightens us or makes us anxious, we say a prayer to Jesus and end this prayer by saying ‘Jesus I trust in you.’