Lent day 20


Theme: Dwell


Jeremiah 7:1-7

The Lord told me to stand by the gate of the temple and to tell the people who were going in that the Lord All-Powerful, the God of Israel, had said:
Pay attention, people of Judah! Change your ways and start living right, then I will let you keep on living in your own country. Don’t fool yourselves! My temple is here in Jerusalem, but that doesn’t mean I will protect you. I will keep you safe only if you change your ways. Be fair and honest with each other. Stop taking advantage of foreigners, orphans, and widows. Don’t kill innocent people. And stop worshiping other gods. Then I will let you enjoy a long life in this land I gave your ancestors.

Reflection prompts

  • When do you feel the closest to God?
  • When do you feel the furthest from God?


Holy God, it is easy for me to go through the motions, to say the words without
feeling, to act the part without conviction. But I don’t want a life that lacks
feeling or conviction. I want people to know I’m a Christian by my love, not by
an outward shallow appearance. So dwell in me, God. Dwell in me, dwell in
me, dwell in me. Amen. —Prayer by Rev. Sarah Are | A Sanctified Art LLC |

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