Once again there are parts to this half-chapter in St. Luke that can be looked at and prayed over in the quarter parts of the day. The three-hour divisions that we see on the face of a clock are very old. There used to be changes in the security guards every three hours; this came to be seen as natural changes in the feelings of a day as the sun moves across the earth from east to west, from morning to afternoon.
In order to learn how to read the Bible in parts of the day, you’ll need to have your Bible nearby. That way you can pick up the Bible where it’s book marked and read the smaller number of verses that go into a story in Jesus life. Here are the parts for today.
Early Morning: 1) Holy Women Follow Jesus
Mid-Morning: 2) A Farmer Scattering Seed
Early Afternoon: 3) A Lamp Is Like the Soul
Mid-Afternoon: 4) Who Really is in Jesus’ Family?
Evening: 5) Jesus Calms a Storm.
Here’s a question for you about number 2: If your soul were made out of soil, what kind would it be? Is it hard for good habits to really take root in you…like reading the Bible everyday?
Here is a sample of a seven-syllable breath-prayer
Seed of God within my soul v. 15
For more information about
this creative way to pray, see Bible Breaths.
This is the Seventh 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…