Thursday, March 17, 2011

Days 9, 10, 11, and 12 of Lent

I am posting the readings for the next 4 days because I will be out of town on a Catholic Women's Retreat. The cool thing about this retreat is phones, tv, radio, computers, electronics are NOT allowed. I'm excited and will spend most of my weekend working on a lost art...
the art of listening.
This is a challenge for me sometimes, ok- all the time, so listening to God and the other women is going to be my focus for this retreat.
Please pray that I can keep my mouth shut and my heart and ears open for the next 4 days!
I apologise for not stopping in to visit anyone this last week, miss you. My computer is still causing me some trouble so until that is resolved, i'm unable to get on-line for more than 5 minutes at a time. Thank goodness for AUTO SAVE or these posts would be impossible.
God is good!
Prayers and Scripture for LENT
Day 9

"Ask and you shall receive.

Seek, and you will find.

Knock and it will be opened to you."

Matt 7:7

Dear Father,
Your faithfulness and love are unending. Like a tiny infant, you give us all we need. You know our hearts perfectly and you desire for us the dreams you placed in our hearts. Help us to walk confidently with you today, not doubting...only trusting your perfect love.
In the name of Jesus,
Day 10
"If you bring your gift to the alter,
and there recall that your brother has anything against you,
leave your gift there at the alter, go first to be reconciled with your brother, and then come and offer your gift" Matt 5:23-24
Great Forgiver!
Your Word gives us conviction in the deepest parts of our being.
Thank you for giving us the grace to forgive and love others as you have demonstrated through out your time on Earth. Show unto us, any relationships that may need healing and give us the desire to make those scars heal, only by with your love.
In Him,
Day 11
"My command to you is:
love your enemies,
pray for your persecutors"
Matt 5:44
Oh Great Love,
As you hung on the cross, you cried...
"Forgive them Father, for they know not what they do."
As we struggle today against, hate, gossip, judgement, and resentment,
help us to radiate your life and forgiveness unto the world, so that through us, the whole world will know Jesus and His death on the cross.
In the name of our Savior,
Day 12
He was transfigured before their eyes.
Matt 17:2
Holy Lord,
You yearn for our salvation more than we can comprehend. You not only died for us, you transform us! You take the old and make them new, the dirty and make them pure, the weak and make them strong.
Praise You for loving us enough to change us, no matter how it may hurt sometimes.
In the name of Jesus,
Thank you God for allowing me to pray with these women! You are the medicine for our souls; healing, nurturing, and strengthening all who come before you.


  1. Jill, I know you will receive a tremendous blessing as you set aside this time to be with Him. Looking forward to hearing abut it.

  2. so, at this retreat there will be no music or dancing?!! lol!
    you will be amazingly blessed, i am sure of it. i have to remind myself to listen too...sometimes in my quiet time with god he whispers "shush" alot.
    love you...

  3. I have so much enjoyed these post...thank you, thank you, thank you!
    What a wonderful opportunity to get away..
    No cell phone? No TV? No radio? I would love it...
    I hope you will find time to relax and that your heart will absorb all that God has to offer you. Be Blessed and be safe!

  4. thank you I needed all those. have a wonderful retreat and soak in all His love!

  5. Beautiful prayers Jill. I am really enjoying these wonderful Lenten posts. I hope you have a fantastic retreat. I can not wait to hear ALL about it! ♥

  6. Thanks sweet friends!!

    Bev, there can never be any retreat like our retreat together...can't wait for a repeat in 2011,INDY baby!