Lent Daybook, 33: Save us!

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.*

by Kai Althoff ( source )  (H/T:  Global Christian Worship  blog)

by Kai Althoff (source)

(H/T: Global Christian Worship blog)

music for today: "Hosanna" Page CXVI (lyrics)


The stone that the builders rejected
has become the cornerstone.
This is the Lord’s doing;
it is marvelous in our eyes.
This is the day that the Lord has made;
let us rejoice and be glad in it.

Save us, we pray, O Lord!
O Lord, we pray, give us success!

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!
We bless you from the house of the Lord.”


”And many spread their cloaks on the road, and others spread leafy branches that they had cut from the fields. And those who went before and those who followed were shouting, ‘Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David! Hosanna in the highest!’
— Psalm 118:22-26 * Mark 11:8-11

* Monday - Thursday Scripture readings are taken from the Book of Common Prayer (Year 2). On Fridays, I'll include the Scripture readings for the upcoming Sunday which are taken from the Revised Common Lectionary (Year B).

Collect for Palm Sunday:

Almighty and everliving God, in your tender love for the human race you sent your Son our Savior Jesus Christ to take upon him our nature, and to suffer death upon the cross, giving us the example of his great humility: Mercifully grant that we may walk in the way of his suffering, and also share in his resurrection; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
— Book of Common Prayer

   Stations of the Cross audio tour at the  Smithsonian American Art Museum  (SAAM), developed by Victoria Emily Jones at  ArtandTheology.org.


Stations of the Cross audio tour at the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM), developed by Victoria Emily Jones at ArtandTheology.org.


Spiritual practice for Holy Week:

Set aside time in the coming week to walk through a virtual Stations of the Cross at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, curated by Victoria Emily Jones (ArtandTheology.org).

I'm grateful to Victoria Emily Jones for this wonderful resource that allows us to engage in the historic Christian devotional practice of metaphorically travelling the road Jesus took toward the cross. Throughout the audio tour of the Stations of the Cross, sometimes referred to as Via Dolorosa (“Way of Sorrows”) or Via Crucis (“Way of the Cross”), Jones invites us to consider the gravitas of biblical accounts of Jesus' ministry and suffering through the lens of American artwork. With this fresh perspective, she's written and recorded an audio commentary for 18 artworks currently on display at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. If you happen to be near the museum you can use the resources from her site to find each station in the museum while listening to her downloadable audio commentary.

I'm looking forward to prayerfully walking the way of suffering through this virtual tour, and hope you'll join me. If you happen to be able to go to the actual museum, I'd love to hear about that too!

(see all Lent daybook posts from 2017 here)