Day 7 of 40 Days of Beardedness Lenten Journey

Lent is a season of reflection use this daily way to spend time growing closer to God. You can download the whole 40 day’s of Beardedness for free (Here)!

The 40 Days of Beardedness is for you to use as a liturgical journey through Lent.  This journey starts with an opening prayer from the Psalms, Scripture readings through the book of Proverbs and a few Psalms, Lenten inspired hymns, and a closing prayer by Saints, Historical Leaders, and a Pastor Poet.  We do not guarantee that you will have a better beard by Easter but our hope and prayer is that your relationship with God, People, and yourself are stronger and deeper than ever.

Opening Prayer

Psalm 51:1,2,12 (Common English Bible)

Have mercy on me, God, according to your faithful love! Wipe away my wrongdoings according to your great compassion! Wash me completely clean of my guilt; purify me from my sin! Return the joy of your salvation to me and sustain me with a willing spirit. Amen.  

Scripture Reading: 

Proverbs 6

Hymn

“See How A Great Flame Aspires” United Methodist Hymnal 451 (Verse 1)

See how great a flame aspires, Kindled by a spark of grace!
Jesu’s love the nations fires, Sets the kingdoms on a blaze:
To bring fire on earth He came; Kindled in some hearts it is:
O that all might catch the flame, All partake the glorious bliss!

Closing Prayer: Prayer of Mother Teresa

Dear Jesus, help us to spread your fragrance everywhere we go. Flood our souls with your spirit and life. Penetrate and possess our whole being so utterly that our lives may only be a radiance of yours. Shine through us and be so in us that every soul we come in contact with may feel your presence in our soul. Let them look up and see no longer us, but only Jesus. Stay with us and then we shall begin to shine as you shine, so to shine as to be light to others. The light, O Jesus, will be all from you. None of it will be ours. It will be you shining on others through us. Let us thus praise you in the way you love best by shining on those around us. Let us preach you without preaching, not by words, but by our example; by the catching force – the sympathetic influence of what we do, the evident fullness of the love our hearts bear to you. Amen.

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