A Meditation for the First Week of Lent
A Prayer for the Journey, by Becca Stevens [Hither and Yon]:
God, set me on the path again.
Turn me to the rising sun when I need to be inspired.
Turn me to the wilderness when I need to be lost.
Turn me toward the business of the world when I need to work.
Turn me toward the mountain when I need to be refreshed.
Then turn me toward the sunset when I need rest. Amen.
Prayer of the Week: We entreat you, make us truly alive. [Sarapion of Thumuis]
Theme of the Week: Rowan Williams, Where God Happens:
Religious education . . . has to be the conveying . . . of what I call the peaceful
worthwhileness of each person . . Individuals as they are at rest are worthwhile, just
as they are. From that God will move. [pp. xii, 54]
Question of the Week: What am I filled with now? [Robert J. Wicks Crossing the Desert]
Am I too full of my own words?
Do I speak when listening in silence might communicate more meaningfully?
When do my words create space for someone to experience their peaceful worthwhileness?
On what do I spend the most time, energy, hope, and resentment?
Prayer from Sunday School: The 5-Finger Prayer