Bible Study for the First Week of Lent

  • 2/21 – Psalm 51 – Do I believe in the liberating and recreating power of God’s forgiveness? Prayer starter: Lord, I am not worthy to receive you. But in your abundant mercy, cleanse me from my sins and teach me your ways in the secret of my heart.
  • 2/22 – Psalm 90 – What is my relationship to time: Do I see time primarily as a gift or as a problem? Prayer starter: We pray, O Lord, that each day of our lives be illuminated by your loving presence and may bring us satisfaction and joy for the work of our hands.
  • 2/23 – Psalm 118 – Am I open to testifying before the community to God’s goodness for the many times he brought me back to life? Prayer starter: We give you thanks, O Lord, for your enduring love and kindness. Save us from the threats of evil and death so that we may enjoy new life and rejoice in your salvation.
  • 2/24 – Psalm 150 – Do I praise God often enough and with heartfelt conviction? Prayer starter: Let me praise you, O Lord, with the music of my life and join in the symphony of praise of creation and of all those who worship you.
  • 2/25 – Genesis 12 & Genesis 18:1-15 – How has a sense of humor proved essential to my spiritual life? Prayer starter: God of joy and laughter, help us not to take ourselves too seriously. Give us the gift of a lighter heart so that we might share the joke and ease the burden of others.
  • 2/26 – Genesis 16 & Genesis 21:1-21 – How does God make use of the missteps I have made in the past? Prayer starter: When we follow the path you set for us, Lord, you guide us with your truth. And when we step off your path, you set about creating a new way for us with your mercy.
  • 2/27 – Genesis 24-27 – How active am I in assisting the divine will, as I understand it? Prayer starter: God of surprises we do not always know you in your many manifestations in this world. Help us to recognize you in the unlikely place and in the preposterous person.

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