Sunday, February 26, 2023

First Sunday in Lent

Watchword for the week — Be glad in the Lord and rejoice, O righteous, and shout for joy, all you upright in heart. Psalm 32:11

Sunday, February 26 — Genesis 2:15-17;3:1-7; Psalm 32
Romans 5:12-19; Matthew 4:1-11

The Lord will keep your foot from being caught. Proverbs 3:26

Jesus prayed, “I am not asking you to take them out of the world, but I ask you to protect them from the evil one.” John 17:15

Divine Protector, we thank you that you do not stand far off, keeping score of our faults. You observe us as a loving parent, anxious to prevent us from going astray and assisting us in learning the better way. Your desire is to deliver us from evil and place our feet upon the better path. Heavenly Father, we praise you for your nurturing love. Amen.