In more recent years I have … intended to fast from habits that separate me from the Holy One. I have given up worry, cynicism, or social media to help me move closer to the heart of God. I have also taken on new practices during the season of Lent. Centering Prayer and mindfulness meditation are two practices that have been helpful to my spiritual journey. What clutters your heart or mind and gets in the way of your love of God or neighbor? What could you give up or take on during this Lenten journey?
—Beth A. Richardson, Walking in the Wilderness: Seeking God During Lent (Upper Room Books, 2020)
Reflect on the questions in today’s quote. Join the conversation.
Lead me in your truth, and teach me,
for you are the God of my salvation;
for you I wait all day long.
—Psalm 25:5 (NRSV)
Prayer for the Week
O God, help me walk through the wilderness of these days remembering who I am and whose I am. Amen.
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(Courtesy of Vanderbilt Divinity Library)
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