Saturday, 8 April 2017
Praying in Lent 2017 with USPG,
(42) Saturday 8 April 2017
We are now in Passiontide, the last two weeks in Lent, and little more than a week away from Easter Day [14 April 2017], with Holy Week beginning tomorrow, on Palm Sunday.
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.’
Throughout Lent, I am using this Prayer Diary for my prayers and reflections each morning, inviting you to 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 Passion Sunday (2 April) until today (8 April), the USPG Lent Prayer Diary is following the topic ‘Counting the Cost.’ The topic was introduced on Sunday in an article in the Prayer Diary by the Right Revd Margaret B Vertue, Bishop of False Bay Diocese in South Africa.
Saturday 8 April 2017:
As we acknowledge the cost of discipleship, may we also know the comfort and joy that come from resting in the love and power of God.