This week is the last week of Lent, the forty days leading up to Easter. Each week we’ve been blessed with a prayer written by our friend Marc Holland from City Life Church in Sacramento. These prayers have given us words to pray throughout the week. We have also been memorizing Psalm 100. By memorizing a verse each week, we’ve memorized the entire Psalm. Together these habits of prayer and scripture memory have helped us to practice living into our baptismal identity in a season which historically was a time of preparation for baptism.
The prayer and verse for this week are posted below.
Dear Great Provider,
If I had a clear view of you I would have more faith in your care for me. But I greatly resist your call to take stock of the “assets” you have deposited in my account. I’ve been believing the lie that security and happiness are found in my money. So I cling to it. I wish to give away more of my income to force myself to act on my beliefs about the security and happiness you provide. In this, teach me to depend on the riches of your forgiveness and grace. Amen.
Prayer by Marc Holland, City Life Church
By memorizing a verse each week, we have memorized all of Psalm 100 during Lent. As we enter into week of Holy Week, leading up to Easter, let’s keep the entire Psalm in our minds and on our hearts.
1. Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.
2. Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.
3. Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
4. Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.
5. For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.