A Weblog Dedicated to the Discussion of the Christian Faith and 21st Century Life

A Weblog Dedicated to the Discussion of the Christian Faith and 21st Century Life
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I do not seek to understand that I may believe, but I believe in order to understand. For this also I believe, –that unless I believed, I should not understand.-- St. Anselm of Canterbury (1033-1109)

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Scriptures and Prayer for the Fourth Sunday in Lent

Old Testament: Joshua 5:9-12

Epistle: 2 Corinthians 5:16-21

Gospel: Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32
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God of patient love, you await the return of the wayward and wandering and eagerly embrace them in pardon. Through baptism you have clothed us with the glory of Christ and restored our inheritance: give us generous hearts to welcome all who seek a place at the table of your unconditional love. We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

2 comments:

Prayer Request said...

Allan, thank you for posting this prayer and scriptures for the 4th Sunday of Lent. The line that most resonated with me was the one about having "generous hearts." I needed reminding about that. Thanks for doing so.

Allan Bevere said...

Thanks! We cannot have generous hearts without grateful hearts.