Lent daybook, 13: To build and to plant

A Lent daybook for these 40 days of prayer. (You can see previous Lent daybook 2017 posts here)

Friedensgelüste / Peace Cravings  by   Max Ernst ( source )

Friedensgelüste / Peace Cravings by Max Ernst (source)

Song for today: Trees of the Field by Wendell Kimbrough

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Listen to all of the Lent Daybook 2017 songs at this playlist on Spotify:  Lent 2017

Then the Lord put out his hand and touched my mouth. And the Lord said to me,

“Behold, I have put my words in your mouth.
See, I have set you this day over nations and over kingdoms,
to pluck up and to break down,
to destroy and to overthrow,
to build and to plant.”
’Listen! Behold, a sower went out to sow. And as he sowed, some seed fell along the path, and the birds came and devoured it. Other seed fell on rocky ground, where it did not have much soil, and immediately it sprang up, since it had no depth of soil. And when the sun rose, it was scorched, and since it had no root, it withered away. Other seed fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked it, and it yielded no grain. And other seeds fell into good soil and produced grain, growing up and increasing and yielding thirtyfold and sixtyfold and a hundredfold.’ And he said, ‘He who has ears to hear, let him hear.’
— Jeremiah 1:9&10 * Mark 4:3-9 (ESV)

Prayer for today:

O God, whose glory it is always to have mercy: Be gracious to all who have gone astray from your ways, and bring them again with penitent hearts and steadfast faith to embrace and hold fast the unchangeable truth of your Word, Jesus Christ your Son; who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
— Book of Common Prayer (Collect for second Sunday of Lent)

Spiritual practice for today:

Consider your ‘media diet.’ What television, internet, books, magazines, newspapers, etc. do you consume? Where do you get your news? This week try eliminating one or two of these media from your life so you can listen to God better. (source)

(see all Lent daybook posts from 2016 here)