Praying Scripture: Why Have You Forsaken Me?

Will you join me in reflecting on and praying Psalm 22 as we approach the cross on Friday?

Praying Scripture – 4/1/2020 – Lent

5 I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits,  and in his word I put my hope.6 I wait for the Lord  more than watchmen wait for the morning,  more than watchmen wait for the morning.7 Israel, put your hope in the Lord,  for with the Lord is unfailing love  and with him is full redemption.8 He himself will redeem Israel  from all their … Continue reading Praying Scripture – 4/1/2020 – Lent

Let’s Focus on the God Who Is Bigger

How do we love our neighbor well when fear seems to be ruling the day?

Praying Scripture – 3/11/2020 – Lent

1 I lift up my eyes to the mountains—where does my help come from?2 My help comes from the Lord,the Maker of heaven and earth.3 He will not let your foot slip—he who watches over you will not slumber;4 indeed, he who watches over Israelwill neither slumber nor sleep.5 The Lord watches over you—the Lord is your shade at your … Continue reading Praying Scripture – 3/11/2020 – Lent

Lessons from the Mountainside

Like skiing, the practices of Lent humble me. They show me my limitations. They draw me back to my own brokenness and need for God.

Praying Scripture – 3/4/2020 – Lent

Then I acknowledged my sin to youand I did not cover up my iniquity.I said, "I will confessmy transgression to the LORD."And you forgavethe guilt of my sin.. . . Many are the woes of the wicked,but the LORD's unfailing lovesurrounds the one who trusts in him.Rejoice in the LORD and be glad, you righteous;sing, … Continue reading Praying Scripture – 3/4/2020 – Lent

Holy, Chosen, and Dearly Loved

Confession isn't primarily about focusing on how awful I am or how badly I've blown it. It's about grace and forgiveness.