lENT 2022 bIBLE rEADING PLAN

 

Week 3

March 17 

Speak with a short prayer asking God to not remember the sins of your youth. Commit in prayer to following the right path from now on.

Listen to God’s voice in Psalms 25:4-7.

4 Show me the right path, O Lord;
   point out the road for me to follow.
5 Lead me by your truth and teach me,
   for you are the God who saves me.
   All day long I put my hope in you.
6 Remember, O Lord, your compassion and unfailing love,
   which you have shown from long ages past.
7 Do not remember the rebellious sins of my youth.
   Remember me in the light of your unfailing love,
   for you are merciful, O Lord.

Speak, praying for the salvation of others, that they accept God’s compassion and unfailing love

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Listen to the Spirit of God in this moment as He suggests people you know who need to put their hope in God. Write down their names.

 

March 18 

Speak with a short prayer asking for patience in these moments of prayer. Slow down, you’re moving too fast.

Listen to God’s voice in Psalms 27:13-14.

13 Yet I am confident I will see the Lord’s goodness
   while I am here in the land of the living.

14 Wait patiently for the Lord.
   Be brave and courageous.
   Yes, wait patiently for the Lord.

Speak, praying for bravery and courage in the face of your troubles as you wait on the Lord.

Listen to the Spirit of God in this moment as His strength becomes your strength. Be still. 

 

March 19 

Speak with a short prayer, opening yourself to joyful dancing. If it’s been a while since you joyfully danced, you might even try standing up and moving your body!

Listen to God’s voice in Psalms 30:11.

11 You have turned my mourning into joyful dancing.
   You have taken away my clothes of mourning and clothed me with joy,

Speak, praying for a joyful spirt that can overflow into joyful dancing.​

Listen to the Spirit of God in this moment as He strips off your mourning clothes and dresses you in “glad-rags.” Move it, Move it!

 

March 20 (Sunday) - Worship with the people of God.

 

March 21 

Speak with a short prayer for God to free you from panic. Note that Jesus quotes verse 5a from the cross. 

Listen to God’s voice in Psalms 31:5, 22-24.

5 I entrust my spirit into your hand.
   Rescue me, Lord, for you are a faithful God.

 

22 In panic I cried out,
   “I am cut off from the Lord!”
But you heard my cry for mercy
   and answered my call for help.

23 Love the Lord, all you godly ones!
   For the Lord protects those who are loyal to him,
   but he harshly punishes the arrogant.
24 So be strong and courageous,
   all you who put your hope in the Lord!

Speak to God, confessing your moments of panic and anxiety. 

Listen to the Spirit of God in this moment as He affirms in your heart that you may fully entrust your spirit in His hands. He calms your panic.

 

March 22 

Speak with a short prayer of thanksgiving that God sees and hears you.

Listen to God’s voice in Psalms 34:12-16. Note that Peter quotes this whole section in I Peter 3. Might be important.

12 Does anyone want to live a life
   that is long and prosperous?
13 Then keep your tongue from speaking evil
   and your lips from telling lies!
14 Turn away from evil and do good.
   Search for peace, and work to maintain it.

15 The eyes of the Lord watch over those who do right;
   his ears are open to their cries for help.
16 But the Lord turns his face against those who do evil;
   he will erase their memory from the earth.

Speak, praying for a new season of carefulness over what your tongue says and your lips speak.

Listen to the Spirit of God in this moment knowing that His eyes watch over you.

 

March 23 

Speak with a short prayer for yourself, that your eyes will be opened to your blind-spots.

Listen to God’s voice in Psalms 36:1-2.

1 Sin whispers to the wicked, deep within their hearts.
   They have no fear of God at all.
2 In their blind conceit,
   they cannot see how wicked they really are.

Speak, praying for God to convict the wicked who have followed the whispers of sin.

Listen to the Spirit of God in this moment as He gives you compassion for those blinded to their wickedness. Fear God