Meditate on God: Abba Father, the great “I AM”. Thank him for his work among humankind, his love, his grace, his great mercy and his faithfulness.
Isaiah 60:19-22 (ESV)
19 The sun shall be no more
your light by day,
nor for brightness shall the moon
give you light;
but the Lord will be your everlasting light,
and your God will be your glory.
20 Your sun shall no more go down,
nor your moon withdraw itself;
for the Lord will be your everlasting light,
and your days of mourning shall be ended.
21 Your people shall all be righteous;
they shall possess the land forever,
the branch of my planting, the work of my hands,
that I might be glorified.
22 The least one shall become a clan,
and the smallest one a mighty nation;
I am the Lord;
in its time I will hasten it.
That concludes our Lenten prayer journey! I hope this time of intercession has meant as much to you as it has to me!
If you’d like to continue your prayer journey, I’ll have a revised, “evergreen” version of this prayer guide available soon.
Meditate on the Holy Spirit: her indwelling, encouragement, wisdom and guidance. Thank her for her constant intercession.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20 (KJV)
19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.
Meditate on Jesus: the Messiah incarnate, his birth, his life, his death and resurrection. Thank him that he is your Lord and Saviour.
John 1:1-5 (NIV)
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
Thank and praise the Lord for being Light in a dark world. Consider meditating with a lit candle.
John 1:5 (MSG)
3-5 Everything was created through him;
nothing—not one thing!—
came into being without him.
What came into existence was Life,
and the Life was Light to live by.
The Life-Light blazed out of the darkness;
the darkness couldn’t put it out.
Spend time thanking the Lord for his presence this Lent – his guidance, protection and inspiration. In the last month and a bit, have there been any moments that stood out for you? Thank him for those moments.
Hebrews 4:11-13 ESV
11 Let us therefore strive to enter that rest, so that no one may fall by the same sort of disobedience. 12 For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. 13 And no creature is hidden from his sight, but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must give account.