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Lent Day 13

Lent Day 13

[Mat 5:6 NASB] 6 "Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.

[Isa 41:17 NASB] 17 "The afflicted and needy are seeking water, but there is none, And their tongue is parched with thirst; I, the LORD, will answer them Myself, As the God of Israel I will not forsake them.

Lectio Divina Rhythms/Process (Repeat three times):

(a) Read the Scripture passage outloud ("Lectio")
(b) Read the passage again; Reflect on the focus question below ("Meditatio")
(c) Read the passage again: Respond in quiet prayer/journaling ("Oratio")
(d) Rest in God's invitation for you to read your journal out loud to yourself ("Contemplate")

1st Reading: What is one word or phrase the Holy Spirit impresses on you? Meditate on that.

As the God of Israel I will not forsake them.

2nd Reading: Enter into the Scripture passage. What do you feel? What specific situation in your life today relates? Write down a prayer or pray quietly.

LORD, give me a hunger and thirst for YOUR will. Do not forsake me for all the ways I fall short of YOUR will and love. Bless me by giving me the grace to deeply desire to “be” right and do right. Feel me with YOUR love. Remind me of YOUR love on the cross that I may love. Let me believe that success is to be obedient to YOU out of love for YOU.

3rd Reading: What is God's personal invitation for you from the Scripture? You can write down what God may be saying to you or a prayer of thanks. Or rest quietly in God.

[Jer 23:6 NASB] 6 "In His days Judah will be saved, And Israel will dwell securely; And this is His name by which He will be called, 'The LORD our righteousness.'

[Isa 61:10 NASB] 10 I will rejoice greatly in the LORD, My soul will exult in my God; For He has clothed me with garments of salvation, He has wrapped me with a robe of righteousness, As a bridegroom decks himself with a garland, And as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.

I am your righteousness

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