Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Praying in Lent 2017 with USPG,
(24) Tuesday 21 March 2017

Saint Paul’s Cathedral, Nicosia … ‘Give thanks for the determination of disciples in the Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf to seek peace and reconciliation and, where necessary, tackle injustice’

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 (19 March) until next Saturday (25 March), the USPG Lent Prayer Diary is following the topic ‘Living with Difference.’ The topic was introduced yesterday in an article in the Prayer Diary by the Right Revd Michael Lewis, Bishop of Cyprus and the Gulf, who was a speaker at the USPG conference in High Leigh in 2014.

I continue to remember with fondness and affection how, after a working visit to Cyprus in Easter 2000, the congregation of Saint Paul’s Cathedral, Nicosia, named me in their prayers on the morning of my ordination.

In his article Bishop Michael reflected on being a disciple among communities of diverse backgrounds and asked how we should be disciples.

Tuesday 21 March 2017:

Give thanks for the determination of disciples in the Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf to seek peace and reconciliation and, where necessary, tackle injustice.

Continued tomorrow

Yesterday’s reflection and prayer

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