Lenten Evening Prayer 2021 ENGLISH version - Book - Page 21
Words of Pope Francis
‘To be friends with God means to pray with simplicity, like children
trusting their parents…The one who listens attentively to the word of God
and truly prays, always asks the Lord: ‘what is your will for me?’
(Pope Francis: The spirit of Saint Francis: Inspiring Words on faith, love and
(Given by guest speaker, priest, deacon, religious or lay parishioner)
Pause for silent reflection
Gospel Canticle (Lk 1:46-55)
Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will
knock and the door will be opened to you.
My soul † proclaims the greatness of the Lord,
my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour,
for you, Lord, have looked with favour
on your lowly servant.
From this day all generations will call me blessed;
you, the Almighty, have done great things for me
and holy is your name.
You have mercy on those who fear you,
from generation to generation.
You have shown strength with your arm
and scattered the proud in their conceit,
casting down the mighty from their thrones
and lifting up the lowly.
You have filled the hungry with good things
and sent the rich away empty.
Week Three - Teach us to Pray