Lent day 38


Theme: Build


Jeremiah 29:4-7

The Lord All-Powerful, the God of Israel, had said:

I had you taken from Jerusalem to Babylonia. Now I tell you to settle there and build houses. Plant gardens and eat what you grow in them. Get married and have children, then help your sons find wives and help your daughters find husbands, so they can have children as well. I want your numbers to grow, not to get smaller.

Pray for peace in Babylonia and work hard to make it prosperous. The more successful that nation is, the better off you will be.

Reflection prompts

  • What needs building up in your life?
  • How can you start?


Creator God, you invited the Israelites to build houses, to build gardens, to build relationships; so there is something holy about building. Help me survey my life to imagine what you might be calling me to build today. Is it community? Is it a home? Is it new relationships? Is it deeper relationships among the people I already know and love? I want to build. Help me see. Amen. - Prayer by Rev. Sarah Are | A Sanctified Art LLC |

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