Welcome to the second week of the Meditative Writing experience for Lent, 2015. I am glad you are here, and I pray that you will once again be blessed in just the way you need as you open yourself to God.
Find at least 20 minutes (30 would be better) of uninterrupted time and space, somewhere you can be comfortable. Have a glass of water, herbal tea, or healthy drink of your choice nearby. You may like to have your own Bible with you, or an online portal such as Bible Gateway. You also need something to write on and write with. You may choose paper and pen or pencil, or your computer, whichever feels best to you. When you are ready, follow the steps below.
- Go back to the lectionary and begin by praying the prayer at the top under “The Collect,” adding to and personalizing the prayer in any way you wish. Ask God to enter and cleanse you, and to surround you with the Holy Spirit. Next, read through the four Bible passages. Read thoughtfully, asking God which of these passages is especially speaking to you at this time. When you have chosen one of the passages, read it again two or three times so that you will be familiar with it. Look it up in your Bible, or in other versions if you wish. Then come back to this page. (The link will open in a new page.)
- Next, get completely comfortable and click on the Meditation Starter. The beginning and end of this audio file will be similar to last week’s, but the main body content is different.
- I hope you will share something of what you wrote with us, in the comments section below, but remember, anything you post here will be visible to anyone who visits the site. If you have something you wish to share only with the group, email it to firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll be sure it gets shared.
God bless you!