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Day 26–March 19

Mark in Forty Days

This year I am reading through the Gospel of Mark during the forty days of Lent. My suggested plan is that you do these readings in Lectio Divina  format.

Today’s reading

Mark 11:1-11

Prayer Thought

Lord help us to be faithful to the tasks you give us even when we fail to understand your wisdom. Many years ago Joseph the carpenter followed your instructions and the world has never been the same. In following your wisdom we receive more than we ever imagined. Amen

St. Joseph the Carpenter, by Georges de La Tou...

St. Joseph the Carpenter, by Georges de La Tour, 1640s. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Day 25–Mark 10:35-52

Mark in Forty Days

This year I am reading through the Gospel of Mark during the forty days of Lent. My suggested plan is that you do these readings in Lectio Divina  format.

Today’s reading

Mark 10:35-52

Prayer Thought

Lord help to understand that our smallness can get in the way of the great things you want us to achieve. Allow us to let go and allow you to guide our path. Amen

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Day 24–March 17

Mark in Forty Days

This year I am reading through the Gospel of Mark during the forty days of Lent. My suggested plan is that you do these readings in Lectio Divina  format.

Today’s reading

Mark 10:17-34

Prayer Thought

As I arise today,
may the strength of God pilot me,
the power of God uphold me,
the wisdom of God guide me.
May the eye of God look before me,
the ear of God hear me,
the word of God speak for me.
May the hand of God protect me,
the way of God lie before me,
the shield of God defend me,
the host of God save me.
May Christ shield me today.
Christ with me, Christ before me,
Christ behind me,
Christ in me, Christ beneath me,
Christ above me,
Christ on my right, Christ on my left,
Christ when I lie down, Christ when I sit,
Christ when I stand,
Christ in the heart of everyone who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me,
Christ in every eye that sees me,
Christ in every ear that hears me.
Amen

HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY

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Day 23–March 16

Mark in Forty Days

This year I am reading through the Gospel of Mark during the forty days of Lent. My suggested plan is that you do these readings in Lectio Divina  format.

Today’s reading

Mark 10:1-16

Prayer Thought

Lord help us to be responsible for the commitments that we have made and give us the strength to be faithful. Let us take seriously all that you and given us and be good stewards of our lives and our families. Amen

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Day 22–May 14

Mark in Forty Days

This year I am reading through the Gospel of Mark during the forty days of Lent. My suggested plan is that you do these readings in Lectio Divina  format.

Today’s reading

Mark 9:24-50

Prayer Thought

Lord help me to be open to all whom you send my way. All too often I want things to be my way. Let me declare this as the day of cooperation. Let it be a day that I look for what you are doing in this world. Amen

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Day 20–March 12

Mark in Forty Days

This year I am reading through the Gospel of Mark during the forty days of Lent. My suggested plan is that you do these readings in Lectio Divina  format.

Today’s reading

Mark 9:1-13

Prayer Thought

I  ask that as I practice the disciplines of this Lenten season that you would allow me to have a glimpse of your glory. Amen

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Day 19–March 11

Mark in Forty Days

This year I am reading through the Gospel of Mark during the forty days of Lent. My suggested plan is that you do these readings in Lectio Divina  format.

Today’s reading

Mark 8:27-38

Prayer Thought

Lord give us all the wisdom, insight and courage to be able to say who you are…

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Day 18–March 10

Mark in Forty Days

This year I am reading through the Gospel of Mark during the forty days of Lent. My suggested plan is that you do these readings in Lectio Divina  format.

Today’s reading

Mark 8:14-26

Prayer Thought

Lord help us to see that the bread that you provide is immeasurable by the world’s standards. It is only when we begin to see through the spiritual that you have given that we really understand.

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Day 16–March 7

Mark in Forty Days

This year I am reading through the Gospel of Mark during the forty days of Lent. My suggested plan is that you do these readings in Lectio Divina  format.

Today’s reading

Mark 7:24-37

Prayer Thought

Lord teach us to be mindful that our lives are seeded with thoughts of superiority and prejudice. Let us take the teachings of our Savior and  receive all as our brothers and sisters. Keep me focused one this today. Amen

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Day 15–March 6

Mark in Forty Days

This year I am reading through the Gospel of Mark during the forty days of Lent. My suggested plan is that you do these readings in Lectio Divina  format.

Today’s reading

Mark 7:1-23

Prayer Thought

Lord guide Me to the true source of holiness. Keep me from looking at  outward signs that are not true indicators of my inner being. Strengthen me in ways that allow me to grow. Amen

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