Weekly Lenten devotionals beginning on Ash Wednesday, Mondays, February 22 & March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
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Readings for Monday, February 22nd, 2021
To help you to encounter God in a fresh way during Lent we are offering you a weekly devotional resource that helps you pray with Scripture. A weekly written and audio devotional will help us enter into the Easter story.
Beginning on Ash Wednesday, February 17th, a devotional will be available on our website. Each Monday a new devotional for your weekly meditation will be available until Easter.
These devotionals will give us the opportunity to pray the Sunday Gospels of Lent together. Using the ancient Christian practices of centering prayer and Lectio Divina, we will listen together to the ear of our hearts.
Allow yourself to be surprised that even though we are not in each other’s physical presence you can experience the power of community prayer.
About Lectio for Lent
Lectio for Lent is a 7-Week Christian weekly devotional resource to help you engage the Easter story through contemplatively praying the Scriptures.
We will begin each devotional with stillness and silence to gather our scattered senses and thoughts. A Psalm will be read, followed by Lectio Divina on a Gospel passage. A time for reflection and intercession will conclude our time together.
Read or Listen
Lectio for Lent is presented in both text and audio formats. We suggest you find a quiet space, light a candle, and listen prayerfully to the audio. Feel free to pause the audio to sit with what is stirring within you.
You can access a new devotional on Ash Wednesday and the following Monday mornings until Easter. Make space in your schedule to pray through the devotional every day except Sundays. Meditating on the same passage for five days will marinate your heart and mind with the experience of Jesus during his last days on earth.
What is Lectio Divina?
Lectio Divina comes in many forms. It is a way of prayerfully reading the Bible used by Christians for many centuries. The practice is usually described as having four movements.
Lectio– Reading the passage, letting it wash over you, noticing words or phrases that grab one’s attention.
Meditatio– Reading the passage again, put yourself in the story, notice what images or sensations, feelings stand out.
Oratio– Reading the passage a third and final time, respond to God with a prayer of what you’ve just seen and heard.
Contemplatio– Wordlessly savor the experience in God’s presence.