Week Eighteen: Passion & Power

Preparation

  • Recite or sing/chant Psalms 130 and 131 (I suggest you memorize these two Psalms)
  • Moment of Silence

Presence (through the Scripture)

  • Psalm reading (select from below):
    • Morning: Psalm 18:1-3
    • Noon: Psalm 18:4-6
    • Vespers: Psalm 69:19-29
    • Night: Psalm 70
  • Moment of silence
  • Scripture readings:
    • Monday: Luke 19:28-20:19
    • Tuesday: Luke 22:7-53
    • Wednesday: Luke 22:54-23:25
    • Thursday: Luke 23:26-56
    • Friday: Luke 24:1-53
  • Moment of silence

Prayers

  • Prayers of thanksgiving and petition
  • Journaling and silent reflection
  • Close with the “Lord’s Prayer”

Practice

Passion and power are all around us. Look around you for those who seem to be caught in the midst of suffering. Pray that God will open your eyes to the suffering around you and ask how you can enter into that suffering with God’s compassion.

For us, the power of the resurrection involves bringing new life and new hope into the lives of those especially vulnerable to pain and disappointment. Explore how you can be a redemptive presence in someone’s life this week. This is not a call to explain or preach or teach—but a call to be present with another person and offer them your concern and love without necessarily offering an explanation.

Be certain to record in your journal who God leads you to this week and how you were challenged to be a redemptive presence.

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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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