Thursday, 2 March 2017

Praying in Lent 2017 with USPG,
(5) Thursday 2 March 2017

Among those who have fled to Greece are several thousand Yazidi Iraqis, a persecuted minority in their home country. Layla and her three children are a Yazidi family living in Ritsona camp (Photograph: USPG/Max McClellan)

Patrick Comerford

Today we are well and truly into the season of Lent (2 March 2017). Last night, I presided at the Eucharist in Saint Mary’s Church, Askeaton, Co Limerick, marking the beginning of our pilgrimage through Lent to Easter,.

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 this week and 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 February) to Saturday (4 March), the USPG Lent Prayer Diary follows the topic ‘We are called to be Disciples.’

Thursday, 2 March 2017:

Pray that the church worldwide might seek to follow Jesus’ example by accepting and welcoming all people without exception.

Continued tomorrow

Yesterday’s reflection and prayer

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