Lent, Day 3

Screen Shot 2019-03-14 at 2.25.23 PM.png

Today’s morning and evening meditations are available below in script and audio forms. The audio version is also available for free download on the player.


Morning

SCRIPT VERSION

Invitation

“The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love.” (Psalm 145:8)

Silence

(Spend few moments in silence and stillness).

Reading: Psalm 51

Deliver me from the guilt of bloodshed, O God, you who are God my Savior, and my tongue will sing of your righteousness. Open my lips, Lord, and my mouth will declare your praise.

You do not delight in sacrifice, or I would bring it; you do not take pleasure in burnt offerings. My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart you, God, will not despise.

Prayer

• for deep understanding of the life and death of Jesus Christ

• for those living in poverty and suffering injustice

• for those who are homeless, and those who care for them

AUDIO VERSION


Evening

SCRIPT VERSION

Reading: 2 Corinthians 5:20-6:2

We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. As God’s co-workers we urge you not to receive God’s grace in vain.

For he says, “In the time of my favor I heard you, and in the day of salvation I helped you.”

I tell you, now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation.

Silence

(Spend few moments in silence and stillness).

Dwelling

Read again, perhaps out loud. How has God’s Word moved you? Ponder and meditate what has connected with your heart or mind. Pray to God what it is that has moved you today. Turn your thoughts to God and quietly enjoy being with him.

Prayer

Freeing God, help me to face the hard truth about myself, that I am a prisoner to sin. Not only can I do no good without you, I can’t even drum up a desire for you unless you first give it to me. Free me from the cramped cell of my sin and reconcile me to yourself through him who had no sin, Jesus my Savior. Amen. (BC 14)

Blessing

Redeem us from all wickedness, purify us and make us your very own, eager to do what is good. (Titus 2:14)

AUDIO VERSION

 

About Lent

Lent is a season of preparation and discipline, which begins on Ash Wednesday and concludes at sun-down on Holy Saturday.

During the forty weekdays and six Sundays in Lent, the church remembers the sacrificial life and ministry of Jesus leading to the cross and renews its commitment to Christian discipleship.

Abbreviations

BC Belgic Confession

CD Canons of Dort

HC Heidelberg Catechism

WC Westminster Confession

WLC Westminster Larger Catechism

WSC Westminster Shorter Catechism