We are sharing weekly Scripture and rituals to observe Lent at home. You can follow the series on the blog and/or download the full Lent At Home worship guide here.
Week beginning Sunday, March 21
- Light two candles.
- Read the weekly story: Mary and Martha, Luke 10:38-42 (Shine On page 224).
Luke 10:38-42 (NRSV):
“ Now as they went on their way, he entered a certain village, where a woman named Martha welcomed him into her home. She had a sister named Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to what he was saying. But Martha was distracted by her many tasks; so she came to him and asked, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to do all the work by myself? Tell her then to help me.” But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and distracted by many things; there is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part, which will not be taken away from her.”
Creator God, we confess that we are humans, created in your image yet often missing the mark. Holy Spirit, blow your wind through us and show us the corners that need to be cleared out to make room for you. Jesus, stay by our sides as we walk with you. Amen.
Or make up your own prayer, or have free prayers.
- Blow the candles out.
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