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 7
- Light four candles.
- Read the weekly story: Jesus Blesses the Children, Matthew 19:13-15 and Mark 10:13-16. (Shine On: A Story Bible page 238)
Matthew 19:13-15 (NRSV):
“Then little children were being brought to him in order that he might lay his hands on them and pray. The disciples spoke sternly to those who brought them; but Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of heaven belongs.” And he laid his hands on them and went on his way.”
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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