Thursday, 30 March 2017

Praying in Lent 2017 with USPG,
(33) Thursday 30 March 2017

‘Pray for an end to the worldwide destruction of the environment’ … a summer walk through the countryside in Comberford, between Lichfield and Tamworth (Photograph: Patrick Comerford)

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 (26 March) until Saturday (1 April), the USPG Lent Prayer Diary is following the topic ‘A World of Injustice.’ The topic was introduced on Sunday in an article in the Prayer Diary by Professor Mathew Koshy Punnackad, Honorary Director of the Department of Ecological Concerns of the Church of South India Synod.

Thursday 30 March 2017:

Pray for an end to the worldwide destruction of the environment which causes those with the least access to resources – the marginalised and vulnerable – to suffer the most.

Continued tomorrow.

Yesterday’s reflection.

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