Sunday, March 01, 2009

Lent Event Prayer and Scripture for Today

Sunday March 1, 2009 1st Sunday : With whom do we stand? Scripture for reflection: Genesis 9:8-17 Reflection – Covenant The drenching rain lessens− then drizzles to a halt. The sun peeps through the broken clouds and a shot of light bathes the landscape in gold. A rainbow arches across the sky and speaks of the wonder of God. Cockatoos screech into flight while cicadas start their drumming. Frogs are croaking – wallabies go back to their grazing. If you listen carefully you can hear the footsteps of God in this place. If you listen carefully you can hear a whisper on the breeze – ‘Behold, it is very good.’
Prayer for Lent Event project - Papua New Guinea
Scripture for reflection: Revelation 21: 1-6
Prayer: Pure loving God, as we turn a tap, drink from a glass or are massaged by freeflowing shower water, we thank you for the gift of pipes bringing water to homes, the skill of plumbers, infrastructure built up over years and money to pay for it. We remember before you women and children in Papua New Guinea who trudge for hours to fetch poor grade water and whose arms and heads ache from the containers they carry. We celebrate what our connections, a little money and a few basic supplies help achieve: children who can now go to school, mothers who have time to offer community leadership, infants safe from water-borne bugs, and an ecology further protected, through Jesus Christ. Amen.

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