Monday, March 14, 2011

A Lenten Journey - Confession

The poem "A Lenten Journey - A Modern-Day Psalm" has been divided into weekly devotions consisting of a short Lenten meditation followed by a Celebratory Praise. Take some time during the week to reflect on the Lenten meditation—see if you can find some part of yourself in the words and then have a heart to heart conversation with God about it. Then on Sunday, take some time to celebrate the love and grace God has lavished on you. (The poem in its entirety will be posted on Easter Sunday.)

Sin permeates my flesh, Oh Lord.
I have sought my own pleasure,
my own pride, and my own desires.
Instead of seeking Your face, Your will –
I closed my fist around all I had.
I scorned and mocked You when I should have served You.
I turned my back to You when I should have loved You.
The sin in my heart disdained Your holiness
and I hid from the light of Your glory.

Rejoice! Praise the God of heaven and rejoice
for the Lord has heard my confession.
He has reached out to me in His love
with grace and blessings.
He has called me His own!

About the picture:
North Park, PA (May 2010)

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