Posted in Devotions, Faith Formation, Lent

Family Lenten Devotion – Palm Sunday

PALM SUNDAY:

Opening Prayer:
O God of mercy and might, in the mystery of the passion of your Son you offer your infinite life to the world. Gather us around the cross of Christ, and preserve us until the resurrection, 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 22: 14-23 OR  The Last Supper (Pg. 362 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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