Lent daybook, 2: The faithful God who keeps covenant

A Lent daybook for these 40 days of prayer. Join me, won't you? (see previous Lent daybook 2017 posts here)

Is this your first time to practice Lent?  Here's a simple introduction: How we prepare for Lent. 

Today's image:  Agnus Dei  by Francisco de Zurbaran ( source )

Today's image: Agnus Dei by Francisco de Zurbaran (source)

Song for today: The Passover Song by Caroline Cobb

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

For you are a people holy to the Lord your God. The Lord your God has chosen you to be a people for his treasured possession, out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth. It was not because you were more in number than any other people that the Lord set his love on you and chose you, for you were the fewest of all peoples, but it is because the Lord loves you and is keeping the oath that he swore to your fathers, that the Lord has brought you out with a mighty hand and redeemed you from the house of slavery, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt. Know therefore that the Lord your God is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations...


The very next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and yelled out, “Here he is, God’s Passover Lamb! He forgives the sins of the world!
— Deuteronomy 7:6-9 (ESV) & John 1:29 (MSG)

Prayer for today:

Then John gave this testimony: “I saw the Spirit come down from heaven as a dove and remain on him...I have seen and I testify that this is God’s Chosen One.” John 1:32, 34, NIV

Our Father in heaven, as your children may we truly receive something from you to bring our lives into a living bond with you. Grant that we may overcome everything harmful and evil. May it be given to us to help that your kingdom may come closer and closer, that your will may be done, and Jesus Christ, your Son, may be recognized as the light of the world for the salvation of all people and their deliverance from all evil. Protect us and grant that your Spirit may remain with us. Amen.
— Evening Prayers: For Every Day of the Year by Christoph Friedrich Blumhardt


Spiritual practice for today: 

Take time today to intentionally reflect upon the ways God has shown his love to you and your family, and then respond with a prayer of gratitude to God for his great kindness and gift of friendship. (source)

(see all Lent daybook posts from 2016 here)