Saturday, February 28, 2015

Lent daybook, 11: Give me a drink

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Girl drinking water in Rwanda (from Partners in Health initiative)
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John 4:1-26Give me a drink

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Most loving Father, whose will it is for us to give thanks for all things, to fear nothing but the loss of you, and to cast all our care on you who cares for us:  Preserve me from faithless fears and worldly anxieties, that no clouds of this mortal life may hide from me the light of that love which is immortal, and which you have manifested to us in your Son Jesus Christ our Lord; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. source

Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, have mercy on us. Lord, have mercy on us.

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Vidi Aquam
Young Oceans
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Schedule a day of complete rest: What does it help you realize about your life and heart?
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Friday, February 27, 2015

Lent daybook, 10: wash me and I will be whiter than snow

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Winter Light at the University of Notre Dame - Bob Woodberry
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Psalm 51wash me and I will be whiter than snow

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Read Psalm 51 as a prayer (preferably out loud).

In the evening, in the morning and at noonday, I will complain and lament, and he will hear my voice.

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White As Snow
U2
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Stop 
Sit in total stillness for 5 minutes today.  How does it feel?
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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Lent daybook, 9: whoever believes in Him is not condemned

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Epectase 5photographer Corentin Fohlen and performer Jérôme Von Zilw
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John 3:16-21whoever believes in Him is not condemned 

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Most loving Father, whose will it is for us to give thanks for all things, to fear nothing but the loss of you, and to cast all our care on you who cares for us:  Preserve me from faithless fears and worldly anxieties, that no clouds of this mortal life may hide from me the light of that love which is immortal, and which you have manifested to us in your Son Jesus Christ our Lord; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. source

Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, have mercy on us. Lord, have mercy on us.

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Hymn for Rob Ely
Tim Coons
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Stop

Sit in total stillness for 5 minutes today.  How does it feel?
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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Lent daybook, 8: an evil, unbelieving heart leading you to fall away from the living God

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Embroidered Heart - Madrigal Embroidery
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Hebrews 3:12-19an evil, unbelieving heart leading you to fall away from the living God

Most loving Father, whose will it is for us to give thanks for all things, to fear nothing but the loss of you, and to cast all our care on you who cares for us:  Preserve me from faithless fears and worldly anxieties, that no clouds of this mortal life may hide from me the light of that love which is immortal, and which you have manifested to us in your Son Jesus Christ our Lord; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. source

In the evening, in the morning, and at noonday, I will complain and lament, and he will hear my voice.

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Help My Unbelief
Red Mountain Church
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Stop 4: Being 
How do you picture a day spent "being" - as opposed to "doing"?
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Monday, February 23, 2015

Lent daybook, 7: your people have acted corruptly

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Dance Around the Golden Calf - Emil Nolde
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Deuteronomy 9: 4-12 / John 2:13-22your people have acted corruptly / making a whip of cords He drove them all out of the temple

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Most loving Father, whose will it is for us to give thanks for all things, to fear nothing but the loss of you, and to cast all our care on you who cares for us:  Preserve me from faithless fears and worldly anxieties, that no clouds of this mortal life may hide from me the light of that love which is immortal, and which you have manifested to us in your Son Jesus Christ our Lord; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. source

O Lord, hear my prayer and let my cry come to you. Thanks be to God.

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O Help My Unbelief
Sojourn
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Stop 3: Liberation 
What taskmasters do you need to be liberated from to reclaim your dignity?
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Lent daybook, 6: I am so troubled that I cannot speak

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Listen: Open Spaces
Erica Grimm-Vance
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Psalm 77I am so troubled that I cannot speak

{all readings for the day: Psalm 77;Job 4:1-21;Ephesians 2:1-10}

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Then I said, “I will appeal to this,
    to the years of the right hand of the Most High.”
11 I will remember the deeds of the Lord;
    yes, I will remember your wonders of old.
12 I will ponder all your work,
    and meditate on your mighty deeds.
13 Your way, O God, is holy.
    What god is great like our God?
14 You are the God who works wonders;
    you have made known your might among the peoples.
15 You with your arm redeemed your people,
    the children of Jacob and Joseph. Selah

Lord, have mercy; Christ, have mercy; Lord, have mercy. Amen.

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Encompassed With Clouds of Distress
Park Slope Church

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Sit in total stillness for 5 minutes today.  How does it feel?

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*I followed the brothers at the Society of St. John the Evangelist (Boston) during Advent and just discovered their Lent offering, a daily practice themed to the rhythm of Stop.Pray.Work.Play.Love.  Good, simple practices for our Lenten journey.*
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