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 Fourth Sunday in Lent, Book of Common Prayer
Gracious Father, whose blessed Son Jesus Christ came down
from heaven to be the true bread which giveth life to the
world: Evermore give us this bread, that he may live in us,
and we in him; who liveth and reigneth with thee and the
Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.*
Prayer request for the week:
- Pray for me and my fellow graduate students on my campus dealing with research blues, or environmentally induced depression. — Prayer request shared at Urbana Student Missions Conference during ESN’s seminar.
- Inspired by this request, let us in addition join together in praying for healing for graduate students across the nation, the creation. Furthermore, let us pray for God’s presence through his Word, Spirit, people, and creation to be unmistakeable not only this week, but also through the labors/years to come. To God be the glory!
Image: Bread of Life, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. http://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=54927 [retrieved March 5, 2016]. Original source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/wolfgangfoto/2337441318/.