A Lent daybook for these 40 days of prayer. Join me, won't you? (see previous Lent daybook 2018 posts here)
Is this your first time to practice Lent? Here's a simple introduction: How we prepare for Lent.
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music for today: "Discomfort them, O Lord", Thomas Tallis, Oxford Camerata, Jeremy Summerly
"Discomfort them O Lord that trust to their own multitude and strength, and forget not that thou art ev’n he our God, which destroyest wars from the beginning, for the Lord is thy name. Lift up thine arm and in thy power bring their power to naught. Cause thy might to fall in thy wrath. There was never proud person that pleased thee but in the prayer of the meek hath thy pleasure been evermore."
all readings for today: Habakkuk 3:1-18, Psalm 37, Philippians 3:12-21, John 17:1-8
prayer for today from Evening Prayers For Every Day of the Year by Christoph Friedrich Blumhardt :
Spiritual practice for today:
Each week during Lent, we will devote Thursdays to acts of repentance in issues of social justice. It's God's kindness that leads us to repentance, and in His kindness and provision for reconciliation, He invites us to make confession and ask for forgiveness on behalf of not only ourselves but our forefathers and mothers. We carry a heavy load of guilt and grief in our nation as a result of centuries of grievous sin and unrelenting injustice against African Americans.
I've added to my personal Lenten reading this year the brief daily posts called An American Lent, a collaboration between Coracle and The Repentance Project. I commend the readings to you, and if nothing else, consider reading and signing the call to action entitled Statement of Repentance.
(see all Lent daybook posts from 2017 here)