Tuesday 31 March

lentDetermination

Determination.stoneDetermined to be faithful

Lord Jesus, you taught every day in the Temple in your last week of life. As you challenged the religious leaders with their unfaithfulness, challenge my lack of faith and renew my determination to serve you.

Amen.

 

Monday 30 March

lent

Determination

Determination.stoneDetermined to be holy

Lord Jesus, you entered the Temple, and drove out the market sellers. Help me silence the shouts in my heart that drown out my chance to listen to your voice of wisdom and peace.

Amen.

 

6th Sunday of Lent (Palm Sunday)

lent

Determination

Determination.stoneDetermined to rule

Lord Jesus, you entered your capital city to shouts of acclaim. Yet you were sitting on a donkey. Help me remember that when people sing my praises, my true worth is not found in their opinions, but in your constant love for me.

Amen.

 

Saturday 28 March

lent

Decision

fork_in_the_roadDecide to live

Jesus said, “I have come to give you life in all its fullness.”

Lord, help me to believe that the way to a rich and satisfying life is to follow you, live life your way, and not give in to distractions. I decide to keep listening to you, now and always.

Amen.

 

Friday 27 March

lent

Decision

fork_in_the_roadDecide to die

Lord, I don’t know how much longer I can keep going on this lonely way. I feel like a fish out of water, like I’m running out of strength. Have I got to keep going till I die?

Jesus said “Unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains a single grain. If it dies, it produces a rich harvest.”

Amen.

 

Thursday 26 March

lent

Decision

fork_in_the_roadDecide to persevere

Jesus said “Seek the kingdom of God above all else, and God will give you everything you need.”

Lord it is hard to walk your way when no one travels with me. Help me not to give up, remind me that I have made the right choice, and give me strength to persevere.

Amen.

Wednesday 25 March

lent

Decision

fork_in_the_roadDecide to be unpopular

Jesus said, “Blessed are you when people mock you because of me. Be glad! A great reward awaits you.”

Lord, people don’t understand my decisions – I find myself out on my own, misunderstood, ignored, laughed at. Help me to stick to my choices, even though they might make me unpopular.

Amen.

 

Tuesday 24 March

lent

Decision

fork_in_the_roadDecide to go against the tide

Jesus said, “If you cling to your life, you will lose it. If you give up your life for me, you will find it.

Lord, even though there are many forces pulling me away from you, I choose not to give in to their pull. Though it is hard, I have decided to keep walking your way.

Amen.

 

Monday 23 March

lent

Decision

fork_in_the_roadDecide to be disciplined

Jesus said, “The highway to hell is broad and many choose it, but the gateway to life is narrow, and the road is difficult, and only a few find it.

Lord, even though there are so many things that I want to do, I decide to do things that please you. Help me to be disciplined in my choices.

Amen.

 

5th Sunday of Lent (Passion Sunday)

lent

Decision

fork_in_the_roadDecide to worship

Jesus said, “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.”

Lord, even though there are so many things I could do today, I decide to honour you, spend time with you, and worship you.

Amen.