Lent, Day 15

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


Morning

Invitation

“Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and your dominion endures through all generations. The Lord is trustworthy in all he promises and faithful in all he does.” (Psalm 145:13)

Silence

(Spend few moments in silence and stillness).

Reading: Psalm 28

To you, Lord, I call; you are my rock, do not turn a deaf ear to me. For if you remain silent, I will be like those who go down to the pit. Hear my cry for mercy as I call to you for help, as I lift up my hands toward your dwelling place.

Do not drag me away with the wicked, with those who do evil, who speak cordially with their neighbors but harbor malice in their hearts.

Praise be to the Lord, for he has heard my cry for mercy.

Prayer

• for a commitment to give up our sense of entitlement and to serve others

• for the capacity to do justice and show mercy

• for those whose needs cannot be spoken and suffer in silence


Evening

Reading: Romans 4:18-25

Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed and so became the father of many nations, just as it had been said to him, “So shall your offspring be.” Without weakening in his faith, he faced the fact that his body was as good as dead—since he was about a hundred years old—and that Sarah’s womb was also dead.

Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised.

Silence

(Spend few moments in silence and stillness).

Dwelling

Read again slowly. Find a word or phrase that catches your eye or moves your heart. Slowly repeat it. Pray your thoughts, desires, needs, and feelings from your meditation. Enjoy the presence of God.

Prayer

Lord God, grow in me an unwavering faith that is more than head knowledge, greater than a conviction of the will, but also a deep-rooted assurance in my heart that all your promises are sure and everything you say is true. In Christ’s name, amen. (HC 21)

Blessing

“I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits, and in his words I put my hope.” (Psalm 130:5)

 

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