Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Praying in Lent 2017 with USPG,
(10) Tuesday 7 March 2017

‘Pray for … our efforts to be salt and light in society’ … evening lights in Saint Vedast-alias-Foster in London (Photograph: Patrick Comerford, 2017)

Patrick Comerford

Last night in the Rectory in Askeatro, we began a series of Monday evening Lenten studies, with parishioners joining me in discussing the Bible readings set out in Bishop Kenneth Kearon’s Lenten Challenge to the Diocese of Limerick and Killaloe.

The Lent 2017 edition of the prayer diary of the Anglican mission agency USPG (United Society Partners in the Gospel) follows the theme of the USPG Lent study course, ‘Living an Authentic Life.’

I am using this Prayer Diary for my prayers and reflections each morning throughout Lent. Why not join me in these prayers and reflections, for just a few moments each morning?

In the articles and prayers in the prayer diary, USPG invites us to investigate what it means to be a disciple of Christ. The Lent study course, ‘Living an Authentic Life’ (available online or to order at www.uspg.org.uk/lent), explores the idea that discipleship and authenticity are connected.

This week, from Sunday (5 March) until Saturday (11 March), the USPG Lent Prayer Diary follows the topic ‘Introducing Discipleship.’ The topic is introduced in the Prayer Diary in an article by the Revd S Balasundram, a priest in Colombo, Sri Lanka, who is training with the USPG-funded Asian Theological Academy.

Tuesday 7 March 2017:

Christ calls us to actively engage in our world (see article). Pray for the Revd S Balasundram in Sri Lanka – and Christians around the world – in our efforts to be salt and light in society.

Continued tomorrow

Yesterday’s reflection and prayer

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