Imagine sitting down and having all three meals at once…How full you would feel when you get up! Reading God’s Word each day is like that. While the daily passages in this plan are usually not very long, still some might be too long to read at once. Why not have your Bible near you so that you can read it a few times a day—maybe around mealtimes which will mean that morning, afternoon and evening will have God’s Word before your eyes and ears.
There’s a sample sermon that St. Luke has of Jesus’ preaching which you’ll find from verse 20. Pray these words of Jesus with very special attention. They are about Jesus’ new way of living and loving in the world—something that worldly people do not do and do not even understand. Pray to the Spirit that you not only understand what you read, but that you will be able to put these words into action.
Here is a sample of a seven-syllable breath-prayer
Blessing those who curse at me v. 27
For more information about
this creative way to pray, see Bible Breaths.
This is the Fifth Week in Epiphany
Winter in the north. Year C
On Fridays we read the Gospel of Luke
Solar and Sacred Seasons
Some adjustments to make the church year simpler.
These Firestarters are from a new edition of The Bible Through the Seasons being developed for families with children. For the Firestarters in the original edition, I recommend the ebook. You will have the entire program of well over a thousand Firestarters with you on your phone or tablet. More information…