Saturday, 4 March 2017

Praying in Lent 2017 with USPG,
(7) Saturday 4 March 2017

A six-year-old reads to her two-year-old sister. Both are from Syria. Their parents want them to have an education, which they would have struggled to have in their home country or in a refugee camp (Photograph: USPG/Max McClellan)

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 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) until today (4 March), the USPG Lent Prayer Diary follows the topic ‘We are called to be Disciples.’

Saturday, 4 March 2017:

Give thanks for programmes run by USPG and the world church to promote justice for women and girls and that seek an end to gender-based violence.

Continued tomorrow

Yesterday’s reflection and prayer

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