FIRST WEEK IN LENT:
O Lord God, you led your people through the wilderness and brought them to the promised land. Guide us now, so that, following your Son, we may walk safely through the wilderness of this world toward the life you alone can give, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
High’s & Low’s:
Share the best and worst parts of your day.
Yoga or Calming Breaths:
Consider lighting a scented candle to help with calming & relaxation. If your family needs to burn off a little energy to focus before beginning, consider performing the yoga stretches in Appendix B. If your family is relatively focused, then sit for a minute or so and breathe deeply and quietly.
Luke 4: 1-13 OR Tempted (Pg. 248 Spark Story Bible)
Think about what you just heard… talk a silent walk, sit quietly, or choose one of the relaxation yoga poses and reflect on the words… NOT THE MESSAGE!
Pray in Color – Write down a word or phrase that struck you. Doodle & Color on the page until you feel it is complete. A template to help get you started is available in Appendix C.
Again, take a walk, sit quietly, or choose one of the relaxation yoga poses and reflect on the words and your prayer.
As a family, share your pictures and what words struck you.
May you be blessed with peace in your wilderness and doubt. May the forgiveness of God wash over you when you fall short, and may God’s love and presence overtake you always.
From: Family Lenten Devotions Year C by Ariel Williams & Ray Gentry IV
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