Bible Readings for Sunday
Second Sunday of LENT
- Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16
- Psalm 22:22-30
- Romans 4:13-25
- Mark 8:31-38
Beloved friends, in this season of repentance and healing,
we accept God’s invitation to be ever-mindful of the needs of others,
offering our prayers on behalf of God’s community in the church and the world.
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The World Council of Churches maintains an Ecumenical Prayer Cycle, aiding Christians to pray for those of faith around the world.
When lives are lost and families are split,
Lord, comfort those who mourn.
Where homes are crushed and dreams destroyed,
give shelter to the vulnerable.
When people flee and hope departs,
bring calm amid the fear.
Where panic rules and courage fails,
restore strength to all who carry on.
And when people cry out,
Lord, open our ears to hear,
our minds to comprehend
and our hearts to respond with all compassion.
(From a prayer service at the Ecumenical Centre chapel http://www.oikoumene.org/en/resources/prayer-cycle/53.)