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Lent day 2

Thursday

Theme: Those who dream

02

Psalm 126

It seemed like a dream
when the Lord brought us back
to the city of Zion.
We celebrated with laughter
and joyful songs.
In foreign nations it was said,
“The Lord has worked miracles
for his people.”
And so we celebrated
because the Lord had indeed
worked miracles for us.
Our Lord, we ask you to bless
our people again,
and let us be like streams
in the Southern Desert.
We cried as we went out
to plant our seeds.
Now let us celebrate
as we bring in the crops.
We cried on the way
to plant our seeds,
but we will celebrate and shout
as we bring in the crops.

Reflection

“Friends, you’ve got mail.
It’s an invitation to dust off your shoes,
To go deeper,
To trust that you’re worth it,
To lose your keys and your faith,
And then to find them both, along with your worth.
You are invited.
We are invited.
Again and again and again.
This invitation is for you.”
— Excerpt from “Invited” by Rev. Sarah Are
From the Again & Again poetry collection by @sanctifiedart

Reflection prompts

  • What dreams do you have for this world?
  • For yourself?
  • For your community?

Prayer

God of tomorrow, brokenness weighs on us. No one is left untouched. And so we lift our eyes to you, dreaming of the day when love is all we carry. Give us the strength to be those who dream—today and tomorrow. Amen. — Prayer by Rev. Sarah Are | A Sanctified Art LLC | sanctifiedart.org

Lent Study Groups

Visio Divina

visio-davina
During Lent there will be an opportunity to delve into the scriptures deeper through a process called Visio Divina. Study groups are online Wednesday 12:30pm. Studies begin Wednesday 24th February.

Visio Divina, latin for “divine seeing,” is a method of meditation, reflection, and prayer through a process of intentional seeing. Visio Divina extends the 6th century Benedictine practice of Lectio Divina by the use of visual imagery. Traditionally, Visio Divina was accompanied by Benedictine iconography and illuminations, however, different faith traditions have adapted the process over time, utilizing both secular and nonsecular images.

Contact

St Mary by the Sea

PO Box 89-082, Torbay, Auckland, 0742
168 Deep Creek Rd, Torbay, Auckland, 0630
www.stmary.co.nz
office@stmary.co.nz
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