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Readings & Prayers for the Week of March 19th, 2018

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READINGS & PRAYERS

This week is the fifth week of Lent. Lent is the season of the church year that recalls Jesus’ suffering and atoning death for us and calls us to renewed repentance. Lent lasts for 40 days (not counting Sundays) and leads up to Good Friday and Easter, the remembrance of Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection.

Monday Psalm 142 | Exodus 4.10-31 | 1 Corinthians 14.1-19 | Mark 9.30-41

Father of love, source of all blessings, help us to pass from our old life of sin to the new life of grace. Prepare us for the glory of your kingdom.

Tuesday Psalm 143 | Exodus 5.1-6.1 | 1 Corinthians 14.20-40 | Mark 9.42-50

Lord, help us to do your will that your Church may grow and become more faithful in your service.

Wednesday Psalm 144 | Exodus 7.8-24 | 2 Cor. 2.14-3.6 | Mark 10.1-16

Father of mercy, hear the prayers of your repentant children who call on you in love. Enlighten our minds and sanctify our hearts.

Thursday Psalm 145 | Exodus 7.25-8.19 | 2 Cor. 3.7-18 | Mark 10.17-31

Lord, come to us: free us from the stain of our sins. Help us to remain faithful to a holy way of life, and guide us to the inheritance you have promised.

Friday Psalm 146 | Exodus 9.13-35 | 2 Corinthians 4.1-12 | Mark 10.32-45

Lord, grant us your forgiveness, and set us free from our enslavement to sin.

Saturday Psalm 147 | Exodus 10.21-11.8 | 2 Cor. 4.13-18 | Mark 10.46-52

God our Father, you always work to save us, and now we rejoice in the great love you give to your chosen people. Protect all who are about to become your children, and continue to bless those who already know you and have come to be a part of the church family.

Sunday Psalm148 | Zechariah 9.9-12 | 1 Timothy 6.12-16 | Luke 19.41-48 6.27-40

Almighty, ever-living God, you have given the human race Jesus Christ our Savior as a model of humility. He fulfilled your will by becoming man and giving his life on the cross. Help us to bear witness to you by following his example of suffering and make us worthy to share in his resurrection.


*These readings and prayers are collected & adapted from For All the Saints: A Prayer Book For and By the Church


NEW CITY CATECHISM

Q29: How can we be saved?

A: Only by faith in Jesus Christ and in his substitutionary atoning death on the cross; so even though we are guilty of having disobeyed God and are still inclined to all evil, nevertheless, God, without any merit of our own but only by pure grace, imputes to us the perfect righteousness of Christ when we repent and believe in him.

SUNDAY’S LITURGY

CALL TO WORSHIP

Praise the Lord!

Blessed is the man who fears the Lord, who greatly delights in his commandments!

His offspring will be mighty in the land; the generation of the upright will be blessed.

Wealth and riches are in his house, and his righteousness endures forever.

Light dawns in the darkness for the upright; he is gracious, merciful, and righteous.

It is well with the man who deals generously and lends; who conducts his affairs with justice.

For the righteous will never be moved; he will be remembered forever.

He is not afraid of bad news; his heart is firm, trusting the Lord.

His heart is steady; he will not be afraid…

(from Psalm 112)

PRAYER OF ST. PATRICK

I rise today with the power of God to pilot me,

God’s strength to sustain me,

God’s wisdom to guide me,

God’s eye to look ahead for me,

God’s ear to hear me, God’s word to speak for me,

God’s hand to protect me, God’s way before me,

God’s shield to defend me, God’s host to deliver me:

from snares of devils, from evil temptations,

from nature’s failings,

from all who wish to do me harm, far or near,

alone and in a crowd.

May Christ protect me today…

Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me,

Christ within me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me,

Christ to the right of me, Christ to the left of me;

Christ in my lying, Christ in my sitting,

Christ in my rising;

Christ in the heart of all who think of me.

Christ on the tongue of all who speak to me,

Christ in the eye of all who see me,

Christ in the ear of all who hear me.

Amen.

CLOSING SCRIPTURE

This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. (Joshua 1.8-9)

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