Rev Michael Anokye: MONDAY, SECOND WEEK OF LENT- FEB 26, 2024



Dear God, daily problems have taken over our hearts and minds. We struggle with addiction, violence, hatred, unforgiveness, and greed, and we have failed to love each other as you love us. Please help us to heal the short tempers and grudges we hold against one another in our families, neighbourhoods, political system, Church, and financial institutions. We pray for a peaceful spirit to be your agents of peace and for a desire to be reconciled with one another. Amen.

READING: Matthew 6:12-14 “And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.”
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REFLECTION: Forgiveness is a crucial aspect of the Lenten season. Our responsibility is to practice forgiveness and reconciliation. Unresolved hurts can lead to the recycling of let-downs, irritations, bitterness, mistrust, and pain. When we genuinely experience forgiveness through Jesus Christ, what was once broken in our lives is made whole again. We are then called to extend the love of God to others through the forgiveness we receive from Christ. Forgiveness brings healing to the body, soul, and broken communities, drawing us closer to God. Lord, please help us become ambassadors of reconciliation. Amen.


Oh God, your dream for us is to experience wholeness through the reconciling power of Jesus. We pray that you free us from any barriers that prevent us from forgiving others and experiencing emotional healing. Please open our hearts so we can love one another and transform ourselves to be more like you through Christ, our Lord. Amen.


  • Have you ever prayed the Lord’s Prayer before? 
  • How did you feel when you said, “Forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us”? 
  • Can you reflect on a time when you forgave someone who did something terrible to you? 
  • Have you ever experienced the healing and wholeness that comes with forgiveness?
An alternative – from the original tongue Jesus most likely used

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