Thursday, February 11, 2016

Lent daybook, 2: in a flame of fire in a bush

My Lent daybook for these 40 days of prayer. Join me, won't you? (see previous Lent daybook 2016 posts here)

Fire Poem I
Erica Grimm


Exodus 5:22 / Acts 7:30-34  
Then Moses turned to the Lord and said, “O Lord, why have you done evil to this people? Why did you ever send me? / “Now when forty years had passed, an angel appeared to him in the wilderness of Mount Sinai, in a flame of fire in a bush. When Moses saw it, he was amazed at the sight, and as he drew near to look, there came the voice of the Lord: ‘I am the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham and of Isaac and of Jacob.’ And Moses trembled and did not dare to look. Then the Lord said to him,‘Take off the sandals from your feet, for the place where you are standing is holy ground. I have surely seen the affliction of my people who are in Egypt, and have heard their groaning, and I have come down to deliver them. And now come, I will send you to Egypt.’

all readings for the day:   Psalm 91:1-2,9-16; Exodus 5:10-23; Acts 7:30-34

Righteous God,
in humility and repentance
we bring our failures in caring, helping, and loving,
we bring the pain we have caused other,
we bring the injustice in society of which we are a part,
to the transforming power of your grace.
Grant us the courage to accept the healing you offer
and to turn again toward the sunrise of your reign,
that we may walk with you in the promise of peace
you have willed for all the children of the earth,
and have made known to us in Christ Jesus. Amen. (source)


Also, listen to these two videos - a lecture and an interview between John Ortberg and Dallas Willard (filmed not too long before Mr. Willard passed away) -  How to Step Into the Kingdom and Live There. via Biola University's Lent Project

( I invite you to listen with me to my ever-evolving Lent playlist & Lent Spirituals playlist )


Make an "altar space" for your times of reading and prayer during Lent, add candles, artwork, an icon or anything else that will remind you that a Holy God is present.


(see all Lent daybook posts from 2015 here)

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