Date: March 26
Lectionary Link: https://www.lectionarypage.net/WeekdaysOfLent/SatThirdWeek.html
Contributor: Karen Hartman
As I am thinking about what to write the news is reporting in the background and my mind immediately goes to the crisis in Ukraine. My heart hurts thinking of all the people in harm's way. Where do these people like you and me get their strength to go on? I know I think where is God in all of this and like Marilyn said, “he is with the Ukraine people giving them strength to go on.” I felt the Collect for today is a perfect one to reflect on:
O God, you know us to be set in the midst of so many and great dangers, that by reason of the frailty of our nature we cannot always stand upright: Grant us such strength and protection as may support us in all dangers, and carry us through all temptations; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.
During this Lenten season, I am focusing on the good in the world and praying for the Ukrainian people, and urging everyone to hold them in your daily prayers.