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.
*Note: If you're reading this in email, the formatting usually looks much better at the website. Just click the post title to get there.*
all readings for today: Genesis 46:1-7, 28-34, Psalm 42, 1 Corinthians 9:1-15, Mark 6:30-46
prayer for today:
Spiritual practice for today:
Each week during Lent, we will devote Thursdays to acts of repentance. 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.
If you only have time to read one post, read Tuesday's post ("Nutrition and the Food We Eat") by Max Finberg, including the articles he links such as the USDA's Food Insecurity by Household Characteristics (one out of five African-American households (21.5%), and one in 10 (10%) White households)
Pray through the Reflection/Repentance prompts in the post, and with each meal today pray for those who do not have enough or the right kind of food and ask God to give you direction on how you can contribute to a more just food system in your community.
Pray through the words and consider signing the Statement of Repentance.
(see all Lent daybook posts from 2017 here)