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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all readings for today: Genesis 39:1-23, Psalm 50, 1 Corinthians 2:14--3:15, Mark 2:1-12
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. 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.
Read today's post by Bill Haley: "Watch this five minute TED video on The Atlantic Slave Trade — ho it benefitted, who it destroyed, and its ongoing impact in Africa, as well as how it gave rise to notions of race that we still have today." Allow your heart to grieve in God’s presence. Talk to God about what you’re feeling.
Prayerfully look at the interactive animation: "The Atlantic Slave Trade in 2 Minutes"
Prayer read through and consider signing the Statement of Repentance.
(see all Lent daybook posts from 2017 here)