Sunday, March 01, 2015

Lent daybook, 13: all our tears

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A tear trickles down the cheek of Bibiane, 28, as she talks about her kidnapping and rape in a forest in the Eastern Congo. (2008) - Lynsey Addario/Courtesy of Penguin Press  source
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Psalm 56all our tears 

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O God, whose glory it is always to have mercy: Be gracious to all who have gone astray from your ways, and bring them again with penitent hearts and steadfast faith to embrace and hold fast the unchangeable truth of your Word, Jesus Christ your Son; who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. source

O Lamb of God, that takes away the sins of the world, have mercy on me.

O Lamb of God, that takes away the sins of the world, have mercy on me.

O Lamb of God, that takes away the sins of the world, grant us your peace.

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All My Tears
Emmylou Harris
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Where and how do you pray outside?

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Lent daybook, 12: the sower went out to sow

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The Sower - Van Gogh
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Mark 3:31-4:9: a sower went out to sow

O God, whose glory it is always to have mercy: Be gracious to all who have gone astray from your ways, and bring them again with penitent hearts and steadfast faith to embrace and hold fast the unchangeable truth of your Word, Jesus Christ your Son; who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. source

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

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Little Seed
Elizabeth Mitchell
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Pray 1: Pray

Where do you find the presence of God in the ordinary? How can that awareness become prayer?

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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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