Readings for 1st Sunday in Lent
Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7, Romans 5:12-19; and Matthew 4: 1-11
Ash Wednesday 1 March
The observance of a holy Lent as recalled in the Ash Wednesday liturgy: “by self-examination and repentance; by prayer, fasting, and self-denial; and by reading and meditating on God’s holy word.”
These are five options to develop our spirituality muscles this Lent. I think the five are linked to prayer and study. Either of the areas is a part of prayer and study or a direct result. So reading this Lenten study, praying before, during or after. Looking at something else; a film, some music, the News, a single book of the New Testament….. and react within yourself and for others beyond yourself.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, this Lent give me a portion of that grace to be obedient to your Spirit to heed your call and develop to be wiser in my love of you though and into others around me. Amen