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Canon Vinay Samuel

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Canon Dr Vinay Samuel is the Founder Chairman of Divya Shanthi Ministries, Bangalore, India
We live in a world of suffering. Those who glide peacefully through their entire lives, untouched by sorrow, worry or pain, are few. Yet we know that God is good and that He is omnipotent.  Why, then, is the world...
Based on a meditation on the Lord’s Prayer by Dr Patrick Sookhdeo Studies prepared by Canon Vinay Samuel INTRODUCTION Our Lenten studies for 2021 are based on an amplified and paraphrased version of the Lord’s Prayer that is written by Dr...

LENTEN STUDY 1

Our Father in heaven,Who alone knows our brokenness and pain,Who honours us by making us Your childrenEqual members of Your family,And gives us a new identityAs Your beloved chosen people Bible passages for study: Psalm 103:13-22; 1 John...

LENTEN STUDY 2

Hallowed be Your name,For You are pure and sinless,You are the great I AM,Before whom we stand in awe,God of truth and righteousness,God of mercy and justice. Bible passages for study: Psalm 100:1-5; Revelation 4:4-11 Psalm 100:1-5 1 Shout for joy...

LENTEN STUDY 3

Your kingdom come.Let Your glorious ruleCover the earthAnd banish all injustice,Cast out all corruptionAnd right all wrongs.Set Your people free from oppressionAnd let Your reign begin in us. Bible passages for study: Psalm 62:1-12; Luke 10:1-12 Psalm 62:1-12 1 Truly my...

LENTEN STUDY 4

Your will be done,On earth as it is in heaven.Help us to accept Your purposes,Your good and perfect plan for our lives,As one day all creation will submitAnd bow before YouIn Whom is perfect peace and freedom. Bible passages...

LENTEN STUDY 5

Give us today our daily bread,For we are poor and needy,And we depend on You.Father, provide our food and water,Our clothing and shelter.Day by day, our eyes look to You. Bible passages for study: Psalm 145:8-21; John 6:1-12 Psalm 145:8-21 8...

LENTEN STUDY 6

And forgive us our debts,As we also have forgiven our debtors.Father, forgive our many sinsThrough the shed blood of Your SonWho died for us and rose again.Release us from the burden of our debtsAnd give us grace to...

LENTEN STUDY 7

And lead us not into temptation.Father, give us faith to overcomeOur fears, doubts and worries.Father, do not test us more than we can bear.Give us the strength to endure patiently,The grace to accept and persevere.Give us a life...
For yours is the kingdom,The power and the glory.Father, establish your sovereign rule.Glorify your name and keep us safeFor now and eternity. The closing ascription takes us back to affirming that we live in God’s creation and in the...