It is a powerful moment to receive the help of another person – especially a stranger. Today, we reflect on our experiences of being helped and helping others. Slowly browse these photos as you consider these moments in your own life. Following the images, you will find a corresponding Bible verse and prayer. (Note: Submit your photos now and tag @OakHouseRetreats #helped).


As the soldiers led him away, they seized Simon from Cyrene, who was on his way in from the country, and put the cross on him and made him carry it behind Jesus.  (Luke 23:26)


Father, Simon carried a burden that was not his, just as Jesus chose to carry the weighty sins of the world on the cross.  By your Spirit may I help others with their burdens.

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