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We continue this week in the season 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 138.1-8 | Exodus 4.10-31 | 1 Corinthians 14.1-19 | Mark 9.30-41
Father of love, source if 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 139.1-24 | 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 140.1-13 | Exodus 7.8-24 | 2 Corinthians 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 heats.
Thursday Psalm 141.1-10 | Exodus 7.25-8.19 | 2 Corinthians 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 142.1-7 | Exodus 9.13-35 | 2 Corinthians 4.1-12 | Mark 10.32-45
Grant us your forgiveness, and set us free from our enslavement to sin.
Saturday Psalm 143.1-12 | Exodus 10.21-11.8 | 2 Corinthians 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 are already baptized.
Palm Sunday Psalm 144.1-15 | Zechariah 9.9-12 | 1 Timothy 6.12-16 | Luke 19.41-48
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
Q31: What do we believe by truth faith?
A: Everything taught to us in the gospel. The Apostles’ Creed expresses what we believe in these words: We believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into hell. The third day he rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from there he will come to judge the living and the dead. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.