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Family prayer for the week of February 27, 2005, Third Sunday in Lent

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  1. Scott1

    Scott1 Well-Known Member

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    “Anyone who drinks the water that I shall give will never be thirsty again.” (John 4:14)

    READINGS:
    1. Exodus 17:3-7
    2. Romans 5:1-2, 5-8
    3. Gospel of John 4:5-42

    REFLECTION: Water and the images of pouring and drawing water appear in all three of the Scripture readings for this Sunday. These readings direct our thoughts to baptism and those to be baptized at the Easter Vigil. These remind us that Lent is about renewal of our baptismal commitments and preparation for those preparing to make this faith commitment.

    PRAYER: Lord Jesus, we thirst to hear words of peace and comfort. Help us always to speak such words to others. Amen.

    FAMILY DISCUSSION/ACTIVITY:

    Monday:
    Reflect today on the power of water and the uses of water. Why does the Church place such emphasis on water?

    Tuesday:
    Place a bowl or pitcher of water on your dinner table today. Ask each family member to say something about the purposes of water.

    Wednesday:
    Pray the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary today for all those who thirst for purpose in their lives.

    Thursday:
    In keeping with almsgiving, give to a charity that serves others, especially with food and drink.

    Friday:
    In union with Christ on the Cross, work at forgiving someone today.

    Saturday:
    As a prayer today, write a note of thanks or encouragement to someone today.

    PRAYER: Lord Jesus, we thirst to be real, to have our actions be true signs of who we are. Help us to be true to our inner selves. Amen.
     
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