Lent daybook, 15: The wrath of God

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

  Immersion 11  by Kathy Venter ( source )

Immersion 11 by Kathy Venter (source)


Song for today: Mozart's Requiem Mass in D Minor: Kyrie

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


Those of low estate are but a breath; those of high estate are a delusion; in the balances they go up; they are together lighter than a breath. Put no trust in extortion; set no vain hopes on robbery; if riches increase, set not your heart on them. Once God has spoken; twice have I heard this: that power belongs to God, and that to you, O Lord, belongs steadfast love. For you will render to a man according to his work.

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For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Claiming to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things.

Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves, because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen.
— Psalm 62:9-12 * Romans 1:16-25 (ESV)

Prayer for today:

O Lord, who has mercy upon all, take away from me my sins, and mercifully kindle in me the fire of Your Holy Spirit. Take away from me the heart of stone, and give me a heart of flesh, a heart to love and adore You, a heart to delight in You, to follow and enjoy You, for Christโ€™s sake. Amen.
— Ambrose of Milan, 4th century

Spiritual practice for today:

Fast from artificial light this evening. Unplug from all power sources and read Psalm 61 & 62 by candlelight.


(see all Lent daybook posts from 2016 here)