Lent, Day 34

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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 righteous in all his ways and faithful in all he does. The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.” (Psalm 145:17-18)

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 roars, 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 a clear identity to mark the local church

• for healthy leadership, courageous vision, godly stewardship, and effective organization in the local church

• for willing hearts to serve, and express gratitude for faithful service


Evening

Reading: Jeremiah 31

“The days are coming,” declares the Lord, when I will make a new agreement with people. I will put my law in their minds and write it on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people. No longer will they teach their neighbor, or ask one another, ‘Do you know the Lord?’ because they will all know me, from the least of them to the greatest.”

“I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more.”

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

Promise-keeping God, your covenant of grace, ratified with Abraham and renewed by the prophetic word, stands complete in Jesus Christ. In the new covenant of his death and resurrection I have full forgiveness and eternal salvation. May I live today in covenant faithfulness with you and my neighbor. Amen. (WC)

Blessing

“God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Whoever has the Son has life.” (1 John 5:11-12)

 

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