Sunday, March 10, 2013

Fourth Week in Lent: Forgiveness

Lenten Prayers for Hungry People
Readings, prayers, and actions to help you and your family observe Lent in 2013—prepared by Bread for the World

Fourth Week in Lent March 10-16 
Jesus Welcomes Sinners

Joshua 5:9-12
Psalm 32
2 Corinthians 5:16-21
Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32

But while he [the prodigal son] was still far off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion; he ran and put his arm around him and kissed him. [The father said,] “This son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found!”
—Luke 15:20,24

Happy are those whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.
—Psalm 32:1

O God, we are both the prodigal son and the elder brother. Save us from despair and from pride. Through your love and grace in Christ, turn us around so that we may prepare a feast of hope and opportunity for those who live in hunger. Amen.

As part of your Lenten journey, go to see—by yourself or with a group from your church—the new documentary, “A Place at the Table.” This powerful new film follows three families in Colorado, Pennsylvania, and Mississippi who struggle to get enough to eat. To find out where the film is showing, visit

Links to scripture are from New Revised Standard Version
 Woodcuts were created by Helen Siegl, a longtime Bread for the World member

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