DAILY PRAYER REQUEST: Lord, teach me how to listen to you.
DAILY THOUGHT: LENT IS FOR LISTENING
Lent is for listening. This is what Jesus did when he was tempted in the desert. In the midst of his temptations he listened to his Father. It was here, alone in the desert, that he experienced for himself what he would teach others. We do not live on bread alone. We live on every word that comes from the mouth of God (Matthew 4:4). His whole life and ministry flowed outwards from this listening. This is what we will seek to do throughout this Lenten journey. Learn to listen to the God who speaks to us.
Create for yourself at home your “desert-space” – a sacred place where you can spend time alone with God. It could be a chair in the lounge, the kitchen table after everyone has gone to work, your private study. Make a decision to go there for between five and fifteen minutes daily throughout Lent. So ask yourself today: Where at home can I be alone with God? What time in the day will be best for me? How much time will I set aside each day during Lent? Share with one other person your Lenten commitment and ask them to pray for you during this time.