Posted in Devotions, Faith Formation, Lent

Family Lenten Devotion – Week #4

FOURTH WEEK IN LENT:

Opening Prayer:

God of compassion, you welcome the wayward, and you embrace us all with your mercy. By our baptism clothe us with garments of your grace, and feed us at the table of your love, 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.

 Read (Lectio):

Luke 15: 11b-32 OR  The Prodigal Son (Pg. 378 Spark Story Bible)

Think (Meditatio):

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 (Oratio):

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.

Rest (Contemplatio):

Again, take a walk, sit quietly, or choose one of the relaxation yoga poses and reflect on the words and your prayer.

Share:

As a family, share your pictures and what words struck you.

Bless:

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.

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Author:

I spent most of my life living in the great Pacific Northwest (Oregon). I went to college in South Carolina. I have also lived in Arkansas, North Carolina, kind of Virginia, Texas, & currently Pennsylvania. I’m a single-mom of two amazing children (aka – “The Things”) who keep life very interesting! I’m a pastor-in-training. The snark is fiercely strong with me! #Javaluia #VivaMoreCoffee

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