16 March 2017

Praying in Lent 2017 with USPG,
(19) Thursday 16 March 2017

‘Pray that we might learn how to be disciples who support one another’ … Matahlo Phoka and her child in Ha Mahlong village near Saint James’ Hospital, Mantsonyane, Lesotho. The hospital is supported by USPG (Photograph: Leah Gordon, USPG)

Patrick Comerford

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 (12 March) until Saturday (18 March), the USPG Lent Prayer Diary follows the topic ‘How shall we live.’ The topic was introduced on Sunday 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.

Thursday 16 March 2017:

God does not intend us to be disciples in isolation, yet relating honestly with others can also be a challenge. Pray that we might learn how to be disciples who support one another.

Continued tomorrow

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