40 Days, March 27

Day 40 The word “listen” contains the same letters as the word “silent.” —Alfred Brendel In this holy season of Lent, we make a pilgrimage with Christ through the desert, as he makes his way to a fateful Jerusalem. As we hear his story and contemplate his teaching, we engage in reflection and self-assessment, and

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40 Days, March 26

Day 39 The world is too dangerous for anything but truth and too small for anything but love. Amen. —William Sloan Coffin In this holy season of Lent, we make a pilgrimage with Christ through the desert, as he makes his way to a fateful Jerusalem. As we hear his story and contemplate his teaching,

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40 Days, March 25

Day 38 Merciful Jesus, you are my guide, the joy of my heart, the author of my hope, and the object of my love. I come seeking refreshment and peace. Show me your mercy, relieve my fears and anxieties, and grant me a quiet mind and an expectant heart, that by the assurance of your

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40 Days, March 24

Day 37 O heavenly Father, you give your children sleep for the refreshing of soul and body: Grant me this gift, I pray; keep me in that perfect peace which you have promised to those whose minds are fixed on you; and give me such a sense of your presence, that in the hours of

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40 Days, March 23

Day 36 O God of peace, who hast taught us that in returning and rest we shall be saved, in quietness and confidence shall be our strength: By the might of thy Spirit lift us, we pray thee, to thy presence, where we may be still and know that thou art God; through Jesus Christ

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40 Days, March 22

Day 35 You must understand this, my beloved: let everyone be quick to listen, slow to speak, slow to anger; for your anger does not produce God’s righteousness. Therefore rid yourselves of all sordidness and rank growth of wickedness, and welcome with meekness the implanted word that has the power to save your souls. —James

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40 Days, March 21

Day 34: Fourth Sunday in Lent Where two or three of you are gathered in my name, I am there. —Matthew 18:20 In this holy season of Lent, we make a pilgrimage with Christ through the desert, as he makes his way to a fateful Jerusalem. As we hear his story and contemplate his teaching,

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40 Days, March 20

Day 33 Dear friend, pay close attention to this, my wisdom; listen very closely to the way I see it. Then you’ll acquire a taste for good sense; what I tell you will keep you out of trouble. —Proverbs 5:1–2 (Eugene Peterson) In this holy season of Lent, we make a pilgrimage with Christ through

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40 Days, March 19

Day 32 Dear friend, listen well to my words; tune your ears to my voice. Keep my message in plain view at all times. Concentrate! Learn it by heart! Those who discover these words live, really live; body and soul, they’re bursting with health. —Proverbs 4:20–22 (Eugene Peterson) In this holy season of Lent, we

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40 Days, March 18

Day 31 Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he’s the one who will keep you on track. Don’t assume that you know it all. —Proverbs 3:6-7 (Eugene Peterson) In this holy season of Lent, we make a pilgrimage with Christ through the desert, as he makes his way to a

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