Lent prayer 2018 - week beginning Sunday 4 March (3rd Sunday of Lent)

Prayer activities and ideas for this week:               

Choose one or two things from your Ash Wednesday list to pray about. 

Prayer themes for this week:  

You may wish to pray around the following themes this week:

  • all who are mourning, or recently bereaved, and all who are anxious, afraid or stressed 
  • the 1.4 billion people in our world today who live below the poverty line, many of whom are put and kept in this position through unjust global systems – and particularly for all who do not have enough food or water today. You may particularly like to pray for the millions of men, women and children who are starving in Syria and in sub-Saharan Africa.  

  • a greater thankfulness to God for all the gifts he gives us, and a hunger to share these resources with others as he designed.      

Prayer starter: 

Lord Jesus, we thank you that whatever anguish we experience, yours was greater, and that you will see us through. 

Lord Jesus, you shared our humanity – our joys, but also our struggles. Help us to realise that this same humanity - made in your image, and further sanctified by your incarnation –is suffering, that we might again act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly before you, our servant king.