Lenten Online Retreat


How to pray this year's  Lenten Retreat:

-Each morning you will find one word for each of the 40 days of Lent which will become the focus of your prayer and meditation for that day.

-This will be followed by a Scripture passage and accompanying short reflection.

-During your daily prayer time take a few minutes to consider what God may be saying to you through the word for the day.

-The Scripture verse and reflection are meant to help you explore the meaning the word of the day has for you in this season of life. 

-Each word comes with daily practice. These will not demand extra time and will involve things you are already doing. These are all designed to help us see our daily life as the very place where God wants to meet us.

Friday, April 12, 2019

Day 33



"For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are, yet did not sin."

Hebrews 4:15

We are attacked human beings. Each day brings with it temptations and bad influences that try to undermine our relationship with God. These temptations take the form of thoughts that carry us away from the loving way of Christ. Scripture comforts us with the knowledge that Jesus has been tempted in every way, just like we have been, yet is without sin. Jesus reminds us that temptation itself is not a sin. Nor do our temptations surprise him since he has experienced them.

Like Jesus did in the desert, we too need to face our temptations, name them. and share them with the One who alone can help us to overcome them.

Daily Spiritual Practice 

Take ten minutes today to create your own "desert experience." Be alone with God and bring forward those temptations with which you are presently struggling. Receive the grace that God offers as you face your temptations.