Monday, 13 March 2017

Praying in Lent 2017 with USPG,
(16) Monday 13 March 2017

Katharine Hamilton of USPG travelled to Lesotho in 2014 when she six months pregnant to discover what the Anglican Church is doing to support expectant mothers at Saint James’ Hospital, Mantsonyane, Lesotho

Patrick Comerford

The Lenten studies, taking up Bishop Kenneth Kearon’s challenge to the Diocese of Limerick and Killaloe, continue this evening [13 March 2017] in the Rectory in Askeaton, Co Limerick. We are working our way through his challenge to read a Gospel passage and to pray, using the programme he has provided in the diocesan magazine, Newslink.

This evening, we are looking at the story of the Samaritan Woman at the Well (see John 4: 1-42).

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 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 (12 March) until next Saturday (18 March), the USPG Lent Prayer Diary follows the topic ‘How shall we live.’ The topic was introduced yesterday in an article in the Prayer Diary by Maropeng Moholoa, of the Anglican Church in Southern Africa, who oversees a USPG-supported community development programme in Lesotho.

Monday 13 March 2017:

Give thanks for the USPG-supported development programme in Lesotho which is bringing congregations and communities together to tackle local challenges (see article).

Continued tomorrow

Yesterday’s reflection and prayer

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