Saturday, January 31, 2009

New Credit Activity: Prayer of the Week Instant Bible Study

Every week or so, Father Andrew posts his "instant" Bible Study with Prayer of the week here and here.

Father has asked that we participate in this activity, submitting our answers to him for anonymous posting on the St. Luke Web site.

Each Bible study should only take about 10-15 minutes to complete. You can earn 1 credit for each answer you submit to Father Andrew via email. Simply copy me on the email so I can give you your credit.

Here is the first Bible Study for you to get started. If you have any questions or need assistance, please see me.

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Prayer of the Week and Bible Study: On the Sanctity of Life

Prayer:

Let us pray to the Lord. Lord have mercy.

O Christ our God, You are the One Who both gives and wills the protection of all life. By word and by deed, You have taught us to treat all life as sacred, with the utmost care and compassion for every human being, of every race, nation and faith, of every walk and way of life, those born and unborn alike. Seeking to fulfill this teaching as Your followers, we turn to You in fervent prayer on this "Sanctity of Life Sunday." O God, Who knows each of us from our mother's womb, protect the fragile lives of our unborn little brothers and sisters, granting blessed repose to those whose tiny lives were terminated, as well as repentance and forgiveness to those who have participated in their termination. We pray in the name of the Father Son and Holy Spirit Amen.

Bible Verse:

Luke 1:39 -- Now Mary arose in those days and went into the hill country with haste, to a city of Judah, and entered the house of Zacharias and greeted Elizabeth.

Bible question:

What happened when Mary visited Elizabeth? What is the key word that supports the biblical teaching that life begins a conception?

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Please send your answers to Father Andrew at oandrey(at)aol(dot)com and copy me at else10(at)gmail(dot)com.

Every week, I will be posting the prayer of the week and Bible study as Father sends them out.

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