The ancient church used the season of Lent as a time to prepare unchurched people for their new life in Christ. If you were writing the curriculum for the catechumen, what are some things you would include that you feel are essential to your life as a Christian?
My journey of faith has been so grace filled with God's Mercy and Love.
The hardest day of my life was when my Sweetheart went home to His Heavenly Father. After his service at Church of Our Saviour, I was given a lovely orchid plant with beautiful flowers. I so enjoyed it's beauty, but in time the flowers withered and died. Instead of throwing the plant away, I decided to put 5-6 ice cubes on it each week. For months the plant looked the same. Then after over a year, I see a new stalk of new life and growth. Even though I could not see a change, God was doing His amazing work. Beauty is unfolding everyday.
Likewise, my soul was barren after the loss of Sweetheart, but God covered me with His grace and mercy. For months I did not feel different, but through the reading of God's Word morning and evening, I began to heal. Memorization of scripture has given me sustenance. God's precious Word in my heart and soul allowed me to bloom, be at peace, and love others in Christ's name.
The Lord will send forth His love in the morning.
His Song is with me at night.
A prayer to the God of my life.
God bless you all as you journey in faith in His Holy Word through Lent and always.
COLLECT OF THE DAY
O God, you know us to be set in the midst of so many and great dangers, that by reason of the frailty of our nature we cannot always stand upright: Grant us such strength and protection as may support us in all dangers, and carry us through all temptations; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
LISTEN TO "PRAYER FOR GLORY"
Click link below to listen to John Philip Newell's "Prayer for Glory - Chant: The Place Your Glory Abides."
MORE LISTENING - "WATCH, O WATCH"
Click link below to listen to Fran McKendree, John Philip Newell, David E. Poole's song, "Watch, O Watch."
Click on the link below to purchase today's suggested read: Reflections on the Psalms by C.S. Lewis.