3.30.2011

Lenten Devotional: Week Four

Welcome to the fourth week of this Lenten journey! For this Lenten season I have put together a weekly series of devotionals from the Songs and Prayers of the Taizé community. Each devotional in the series will include a Psalm, Songs from Taizé, a picture of the cross that I hoped will aid in your reflection time, Intercessions and a prayer.   If you have just joined us and want to start from the beginning here's week one followed by week two, & week three.

So take a minute to reflect on this week's message.

Psalm   from Psalm 86

You are my God, have mercy on me, Lord,
for I cry to you all the day long.
Give joy to your servant, O Lord,
for to you I lift up my soul.

O Lord, you are good and forgiving,
full of love to all who call.
Give heed, O Lord, to my prayer
and attend to the sound of my voice.

In the day of distress I will call
and surely you will reply.
Among the gods there is none like you, O Lord,
nor work to compare with yours.

All the nations shall come to adore you
and glorify your name, O Lord,
for you are great and do marvelous deeds,
you who alone are God.

 Song

"In God Alone My Soul", The Community of Taizé



 

Silence

Intercessions

Lord Christ, to whom would we go? You have the words of eternal life.
—May your word enlighten us.

Lord Christ, you tell us: You are the salt of the earth.
—May your word enlighten us.

Lord Christ, you tell us: Love your enemies.
—May your word enlighten us.

Lord Christ, you tell us: Do good to those who hate you.
—May your word enlighten us.

Lord Christ, you tell us: Be merciful.
—May your word enlighten us.

Lord Christ, you tell us: Pray, ask, seek and you will find.
—May your word enlighten us.

Lord Christ, you tell us: Seek first the Kingdom of God.
—May your word enlighten us.

Prayer
Christ Jesus, when temptation urges us to abandon you, you pray within us. And you encourage us not to remain in darkness, but to live in your light.  Amen

Song

"Lord Jesus Christ", The Community of Taizé


*Special thanks to these online resources who helped me pull this together.

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