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 14
- Light three candles.
- Read the weekly story: The Greatest Commandment and the Parable of the Good Samaritan, Luke 10:25-37. (Shine On: A Story Bible page 223)
Excerpt, Luke 10:25-28 (NRSV):
“Just then a lawyer stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he said, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” He said to him, “What is written in the law? What do you read there?” He answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.” And he said to him, “You have given the right answer; do this, and you will live.”
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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