Week two: Failure & Redemption

Preparation

  • Recite Psalms 130 & 131
  • Moment of silence

Presence through the word

  • Psalm reading (selected from below)
    • Morning:         Psalm 106:1-23
    • Noon:             Psalm 106:24-31
    • Vespers:          Psalm 106:32-43
    • Night:             Psalm 106:44-48
  • Moment of Silence
  • Scripture readings:
    • Monday:         Genesis 3
    • Tuesday:         Genesis 4:1-16
    • Wednesday:   Genesis 6 & 7
    • Thursday:        Genesis 8:1-9:17
    • Friday:                        Genesis 11:1-9
  • Moment of Silence

Practicing the presence

PRAYER OF EXAMEN – A unique form of prayer developed through the centuries is called the Prayer of Examen. This discipline seeks to prayerfully review one’s day, both the good and the bad and to present it in God’s loving presence.

Each evening this week practice the prayer of examen by prayerfully reviewing your day and contemplating the following questions: Where/When did I feel most in tune with God/least in tune with God? In what ways did I show love today? In what ways did I withhold love today? In what ways did I neglect the life of God? In what ways did I emulate the life of God? In what ways was I wounded? In what ways was I made whole? How did I demonstrate forgiveness today? How did I withhold forgiveness today? Place all of these events before the God for his blessing and forgiveness.

Prayers

  • Prayers of thanksgiving and petition
  • Journaling or silent reflection
  • “The Lord’s Prayer”
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About Darryl Willis

Darryl has been working for non-profits for over 36 years. His current work takes him to Ukraine several times a year. He has fallen in love with the country and the people. Darryl writes poetry and his work has appeared in several online and print journals.
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