If you want to begin praying the Psalms this Lent, let me suggest a great little book–My Daily Psalms Book: The Perfect Prayer Book. This little prayer book has all the Psalms organized like they are when prayed in the Divine Office–they are organized by day as well as time (Matins, Lauds, Prime, Terce, Sext, None, Vespers, and Compline). This would be a good introduction to someone wishing to pray the Office, but maybe not having the time yet. You could at least get into the habit of praying the Psalms of the Office.
If you fall, rise and you shall be saved. You are a sinner, you continually fall, learn also how to rise; be careful to acquire this wisdom. This is what the wisdom consists in: learning by heart the psalm, ‘Have mercy upon me, O God, after Thy great goodness,’ inspired by the Holy Spirit to the king and prophet David, and say it with sincere faith and trust, with a contrite and humble heart.
For those of you who frequent The Littlest Way, it should come as no surprise I begin looking at devotions for Lent by starting in the scriptures. I have committed this year to reading the Bible in a year as well as Bible Journaling.
I’m sharing some of my favorite books for Lent and ask you to share yours. And then pray I already own it so I won’t be tempted to buy it.
We’ve made it to Holy Saturday in our Lent Devotional for Women and this day is one of the most confusing of all year for me. What am I supposed to be doing? Am I stuck in sorrow because Our Lord is dead or, since I know the ending, am I anxiously awaiting Easter Sunday?
Good Friday in our Lent Devotional for Women. The silence, the pain, the isolation, wait…who are we talking about? Jesus or us? Both sisters. And the important point is, He knows pain, trials, and suffering so we can freely run to Him in those seasons of life. Do not avoid them, face them with Jesus.