SECOND WEEK IN LENT:
God of the covenant, in the mystery of the cross you promise everlasting life to the world. Gather all peoples into your arms, and shelter us with your mercy, that we may rejoice in the life we share in your Son, 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 (Posted Earlier). If your family is relatively focused, then sit for a minute or so and breathe deeply and quietly.
Luke 13: 31-35 OR Be Ready (Pg. 346 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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