In the Episcopal Church one is invited to observe a Holy Lent by self-examination and repentance through prayer, fasting, self denial, and meditating on God’s holy Word. Each time I’ve preached I have focused on one of the above: fasting, self-examination, self-denial, and this Sunday, prayer. There has always been a connection to readings for the day, too, like the Numbers reading this week in the RCL. And, to make matters more, well, more challenging for me, I am preaching with out a manuscript. I am literally meditating on God’s holy Word all of Lent and then walking out on Sunday morning and preaching extemporaneously. I do have a plan of what I intend to say, kind of a beginning, middle, and an end, as well as how it connects to the scripture readings…but, what I actually say doesn’t always work out as I “planned.”
Anyway. What is your plan for this Sunday, midway through the Lenten season? Are you using the RCL or the narrative lectionary? What reading(s) are calling out to you?
Come join the party. I’ll be here all day, meditating on the readings and praying. I’ll pray for you, too.
Come join the party, here you’ll find support, ideas, prayers, and just good company for a Saturday of preparing to feed God’s people.
The Rev. Terri C. Pilarski is an Episcopal priest serving in Dearborn, MI. A member of the RevGalBlogPals and blogger since 2006, she blogs at seekingauthenticvoice.blogspot.com
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