As Lent continues, ESN will share collects from The Book of Common Prayer and prayer requests. Scholar’s Compass will continue, but will appear on weekdays instead of Sundays.
Collect for the Second Sunday in Lent, Book of Common Prayer
O God, whose glory it is always to have mercy: Be gracious to all who have gone astray from thy ways, and bring them again with penitent hearts and steadfast faith to embrace and hold fast the unchangeable truth of thy Word, Jesus Christ thy Son; who with thee and the Holy Spirit liveth and reigneth, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.*
Prayer requests for the week:
- That Christian academics would find rest and a chance to reflect during Lent, in spite of the busy season.
- That this season would be a great time for us to learn from our brothers and sisters in our churches, whatever their vocations or passions, and that the whole body of Christ would be edified by all the members sharing their gifts.
Image: JESUS MAFA. Prodigal Son, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. http://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=54662 [retrieved February 21, 2016].