Week Thirty-three: Adopted

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 33
    • Noon: Psalm 85
    • Vespers: Psalm 119:97-104
    • Night: Psalm 147
  • Moment of silence
  • Scripture readings:
    • Monday: Book of Ephesians (read through in one sitting)
    • Tuesday: Ephesians 1:1-23
    • Wednesday: Ephesians 2:1-10
    • Thursday: Ephesians 2:11-22
    • Friday: Ephesians 3:1-21
  • Moment of silence

 Prayers

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

 Practice

What does it mean to be adopted from one family into another? What would it be like to come from an abusive family where rules are arbitrary and one never knows when a parent is going to react violently, passive aggressively, or permissively?

 What would it be like to go from an abusive family into a family where there is disciplined love?

As you read through Ephesians 1-3 contrast being “in Christ” with being someone who “followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air” (Ephesians 2:2).

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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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