Lent calendar prayer and reflection for 3 March

Emergency food distribution.

Emergency food distribution.

So you should pray like this: ‘Our Father in heaven, may your name be held holy, your kingdom come, your will be done'.

Matthew 6:9-10

In today’s reading, Jesus teaches the disciples how to pray. His familiar words are still with us today.

But how often do we stop and think about these words and what they really mean for us?

What does it mean to let God’s will be done?

Sometimes we fall into the trap of thinking that we have all the answers and can solve all our problems on our own.

Your kingdom come

What does it mean to let God’s kingdom come?

How can we build a fairer world for all people and so potentially catch a glimpse of God’s kingdom here on earth?

When we ask God for our daily bread, do we think about where our food comes from and the people who were involved in getting it to us? Do we think about those who don’t know where their next meal is going to come from?

When we ask God to forgive us as we forgive others, do we actually let go of the anger and resentment that we feel?

This Lent, each time we pray the Our Father, let’s think about the words. And hold in our prayers all those who are struggling to get enough to eat.

Lent prayer

Our Father...

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We are all part of one global family, and the Our Father reminds us that we are all children of God. Watch this version of the prayer expressed in many voices.

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