“The Word of God is alive and powerful, capable of converting hearts and leading them back to God.” (Pope Francis)
Are you looking for a simple way to add Scripture to your days this Lent? Open your heart to God’s word by setting aside just 10 – 30 minutes a day. Here are three suggestions to get you started:
1. Pray with the Mass Readings
Read along with the Church and meditate on the Ash Wednesday and Sunday readings throughout the following week. Download my free Monday-Friday reading plan and checklist here:
2. Read a Gospel
Take a slow journey through one of the gospels, journaling as you go. Here is a daily Lenten reading plan that takes you through Jesus’s life and ministry and into his passion, death, and resurrection just as we are celebrating those things as a Church. To keep a journal, record the date and passage read along with your observations, questions, what it means to your life and how you respond to God.
Choose to read the gospel of Mark or John, both of which we will hear from during Lent in 2018. Download the checklists here:
3. Meditate on the Penitential Psalms
Follow the tried-and-true practice of reading the seven Penitential Psalms. Download simple instructions here:
or use my Lenten journal, Create in Me a Clean Heart: Ten Minutes a Day in the Penitential Psalms. It will guide you through a daily prayerful meditation on one of these psalms a week from Ash Wednesday to Easter. Available here from Amazon.
Blessings on you as you read his Word!
©2018 Sarah Christmyer.
Create in me a Clean Heart: Psalm 51 (more about the Penitential Psalms and the prayer journal)
Read the Bible like a Disciple (how to encounter God in Scripture and allow the Word to transform you. Includes links to practical tips.)