First week of Lent

February 21-27


I bind unto myself today
the strong name of the Trinity
by invocation of the same,
the Three in One and One in Three

Scripture: 1 John 4:7-14

Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.

This is how we know that we live in him and he in us: He has given us of his Spirit. And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world.


PRAY: the paper

One of the marvels of the Trinity is how God is fundamentally about relationship, so much so that God is in relationship with God’s own self: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. This relationship, as the writer of 1 John reminds us, is manifest to us and within us as love.

So today, pray the paper (or your newsfeed): as you encounter the headlines, take a moment of prayer over each one, commending the needs behind each story to the loving mercy of God.

FAST: from complaint

This week, refrain from gossip or negative words about others.

GIVE: your time

Call three people this week you’ve been meaning to reach out to.

Published by Barn Geese

Honk if you love Jesus.

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