Lent


15
Apr 2019
Hosanna!  Save Us!

Then those who went ahead and those who followed were shouting,  “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Blessed is the coming kingdom of our ancestor David. Hosanna in the highest heaven.” -Mark 11:9-10   Reflect: What in your life feels like it is pressing down upon you? Are there outside forces? Are there ideas, thoughts, or beliefs within you pressing you down? What forces can you see that are pressing others down? And could there be some you do not see? Reflect: What does rest and......

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03
Apr 2019
Living Light - Prayer Chair

Settle into a chair, breathe deeply, and make the following prayer your offering to God. For striving for material things just to fill a void… forgive me. For times when our unburdening burdens the earth… forgive me. Help us lay down the “shoulds” that dominate our lives, O God. Help us let go of any unhealthy drive to succeed and seek the journey of true fulfillment. Help us to seek your kin-dom by focusing on that which sustains love and justice, for this is the real treasure of this world. In this......

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26
Mar 2019
Lent 3 - Prayer Chair

Settle into a chair, breathe deeply, and make the following prayer your offering to God. For losing touch with the big picture and what’s important… forgive me. For the times when I’ve lived to work rather than work to live… forgive me. Help us be truly present to you, O God. Help me be mindful that my connection to you exists right here in the present, and putting off time to tune in to you right now robs me of the deep peace and assurance you have to give. In this moment......

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25
Mar 2019
Focus

Reflect: Being busy can cause us to lose focus. How does busy-ness impact your focus? When you lose focus, how do you refocus and tune-in to God and to the big picture? Reflect: Who are the people in your life who help you tune-in to God? Who are the people who help you discover the big picture? Do you have a discipline or practice in your life that that encourages you to seek out those persons when you lose focus? Practice: Each day this week, seek out one person you trust to......

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19
Mar 2019
Lent 2 Prayer Chair

Settle into a chair, breathe deeply, and make the following prayer your offering to God. For the times when I have put the to-do list before reaching others… forgive me. For the times when I isolated myself to “just push through it”… forgive me. Help me find the place of balance, O God. Help me be mindful of my need and others need-to be in relationship. Help me stop and find that relationship with you as you invite me to beautiful and serene moments of life like this one. In this moment......

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18
Mar 2019
Un-busy: Presence

  The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.      He makes me lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside still waters;     he restores my soul. He leads me in right paths     for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the darkest valley,     I fear no evil; for you are with me;     your rod and your staff—     they comfort me. You prepare a table before me     in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil;     my cup overflows. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me     all the......

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