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Lent Day 14

Lent Day 14

[Mar 1:32-39 NASB] 32 When evening came, after the sun had set, they began bringing to Him all who were ill and those who were demon-possessed. 33 And the whole city had gathered at the door. 34 And He healed many who were ill with various diseases, and cast out many demons; and He was not permitting the demons to speak, because they knew who He was. 35 In the early morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house, and went away to a secluded place, and was praying there. 36 Simon and his companions searched for Him; 37 they found Him, and said to Him, "Everyone is looking for You." 38 He said to them, "Let us go somewhere else to the towns nearby, so that I may preach there also; for that is what I came for." 39 And He went into their synagogues throughout all Galilee, preaching and casting out the demons.

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 ("Contemplatio")


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

they began bringing to Him all who were ill

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.

Great and good LORD Jesus, I need YOUR life to abide in me today so that I can be a source of truth and healing as YOU were a source of healing. Give me the passion to pray as you prayed early in the morning. Help me see that this is foundational to all. Drive the dark influence of the demonic lies away from me. Surround me in YOUR light and life. Use your blood as my shield against them. Keep me from all evil. Amen

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.

Without prayer you are powerless

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