Lent Devotion - Thursday

Thursday, February 18


Prepare:  Find a place where distractions are minimal.  Bring a journal or notepad, pen and Bible with you.  Then, take three deep breaths.  Straighten your posture.  Cup your hands toward the ceiling, as if receiving something from God. 

Use a sentence prayer to center you, such as: “May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable to you, o Lord, my rock and my redeemer.” Psalm 19:14 or “Lord Jesus, have mercy on me, a sinner.”


Read:  Luke 4:1-13.  If time allows, read at least one different translation.


Meditate:  What words or phrases strike you?  Read them again and pause in silence. 

What might God be saying to me through this scripture?  Write down anything you sense God might be saying to you.


Pray:  Write a one-sentence prayer – your prayer to God – lifting what you have read and what you have listed to God for healing, fullness, and insight.


Response:  What am I being called to do as a result of the word I have been given?