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Day 8 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 7

Hymn

“See How A Great Flame Aspires” United Methodist Hymnal 451 (Verse 2)

 When He first the work begun, Small and feeble was His day:
   Now the Word doth swiftly run; Now it wins its widening way:
  More and more it spreads, and grows, Ever mighty to prevail;
 Sin’s strongholds it now o’erthrows, Shakes the trembling gates of hell.

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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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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Day 6 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 63:1 (Common English Bible)

God! My God! It’s you—I search for you!

    My whole being thirsts for you!

    My body desires you

        in a dry and tired land,

        no water anywhere.

Scripture Reading: 

Psalm 4

Hymn

from The Faith We Sing #2236 Gather Us In

Give us to drink the wine of compassion
give us to eat the bread that is you
nourish us well and teach us to fashion
lives that are holy and hearts that are true.

Closing Prayer: Prayer of St Francis

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace; where there is hatred, let me sow love; when there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy.

Grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood, as to understand, to be loved as to love; for it is in giving that we receive, it is in pardoning that we are pardoned, and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

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Day 5 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 63:1 (Common English Bible)

God! My God! It’s you—I search for you!

    My whole being thirsts for you!

    My body desires you

        in a dry and tired land,

        no water anywhere.

Scripture Reading: 

Proverbs 5

Hymn

from The Faith We Sing #2236 Gather Us In

Here we will take the wine and the water
here we will take the bread of new birth
here you shall call your sons and your daughters
call us anew to be salt of the earth.

Closing Prayer: Prayer of St Francis

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace; where there is hatred, let me sow love; when there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy.

Grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood, as to understand, to be loved as to love; for it is in giving that we receive, it is in pardoning that we are pardoned, and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

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Day 4 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 63:1 (Common English Bible)

God! My God! It’s you—I search for you!

    My whole being thirsts for you!

    My body desires you

        in a dry and tired land,

        no water anywhere.

Scripture Reading: 

Proverbs 4

Hymn

from The Faith We Sing #2236 Gather Us In

Gather us in the rich and the haughty
gather us in the proud and the strong
give us a heart so meek and so lowly
give us the courage to enter the song.

Closing Prayer: Prayer of St Francis

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace; where there is hatred, let me sow love; when there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy.

Grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood, as to understand, to be loved as to love; for it is in giving that we receive, it is in pardoning that we are pardoned, and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.