Lenten Daily Prayers: April 1-6

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA*Please see this previous post for an introduction to this prayer series.

Suggested Spiritual Practice:

Suggested Spiritual Practice: Daily Examen

·         Download the “Reimagining the Examen” app

·         Or find examen guidelines online 

Music Links:

·         “Bless the Lord my soul” (Taize)

·         “Awake my Soul” (Mumford and Sons)

·         “Say a Prayer” (from Memphis)

Call to Worship:

God who quenches thirst,
God who makes a way,
I am part of the people you have formed for yourself.
Renew my spirit this morning
As I declare your praise.

Scripture readings:

 

 Time for silent, written, and/or spoken reflections

 

Further Reflections

Prayers of Thanksgiving and Intercession

You are welcome to offer your own prayers of thanksgiving and intercession, then conclude with the prayer below.

Holy, Leading, Loving God,
I seek a path through the raging sea.
I thirst for water in the parched desert.
I long for signs of life in the barren wilderness.
I wait for resurrection in the face of death.
Pour out your anointing
To heal me,
To heal those I love,
To heal this world.
Amen.

Closing Quote

“The spiritual life . . .is not achieved by denying one part of life for the sake of another. The spiritual life is achieved only by listening to all of life and learning to respond to each of its dimensions wholly and with integrity.”
― Joan D. Chittister, Wisdom Distilled from the Daily: Living the Rule of St. Benedict Today

 

 

Benediction (from Philippians 4:4-7)

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Amen.

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