Day 14 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 139:1-6,23(Common English Bible)

Lord, you have examined me. You know me. You know when I sit down and when I stand up. Even from far away, you comprehend my plans. You study my traveling and resting. You are thoroughly familiar with all my ways. There isn’t a word on my tongue, Lord, that you don’t already know completely. You surround me—front and back. You put your hand on me. Examine me, God! Look at my heart! Amen.  

Scripture Reading: 

Proverbs 12

Hymn

“Have Thine Own Way Lord” United Methodist Hymnal 382 (Verse 2)

Have Thine own way, Lord, Have Thine own way;
Search me and try me, Master, today.
Whiter than snow, Lord,  Wash me just now,
As in Thy presence  Humbly I bow.

Closing Prayer: Prayer by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr

God, grant that we wage the struggle with dignity and discipline. May all who suffer oppression in this world reject the self-defeating method of retaliatory violence and choose the method that seeks to redeem. Amen.

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