Lent, Day 28

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


Morning

Invitation

“The Lord is patient with us, not wanting anyone to perish, but for everyone to come to repentance.” (2 Peter 3:9)

Silence

(Spend few moments in silence and stillness).

Reading: Psalm 29

Ascribe to the Lord, you heavenly beings, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength. Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness.

The voice of the Lord is over the waters; the God of light shines in the darkness, the Lord thunders over the mighty waters. The voice of the Lord is powerful; the voice of the Lord is majestic. The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars. The voice of the Lord twists the oaks and strips the forests bare.

The Lord sits enthroned over the flood; the Lord is enthroned as King forever. The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with peace.

Prayer

• for the flourishing of the Kingdom Of God everywhere

• for worship in our churches that gathers, unites, and blesses people

• for those living as single persons in our church communities


Evening

Reading: Ephesians 5:8-14

For you were once in darkness, but now you are in light in the Lord. Live, then as children of light and find out what pleases the Lord. Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them within yourselves.

It is shameful even to mention what is done in secret. But everything exposed by the light becomes visible—and everything that is illuminated becomes a light.

This is why it is said:

“Wake up, sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.”

Silence

(Spend few moments in silence and stillness).

Dwelling

Remind yourself that you are in God’s presence as you read the passage again. Notice how God might be speaking to you through the words. Dwell on a word or phrase that jumps out at you. Let your heart respond to God in prayer.

Prayer

Giving God and source of every good thing, forgive me for turning away from you to seek the latest fads all around me. Turn me again in faith to you and your shining presence. Let me live as a child of light, doing everything good that fits with your law. Amen. (HC)

Blessing

“The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.” (Numbers 6:24-26)

 

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