THE 1st WEEK IN LENT
Beginning Sunday, March 5, 2017
PRAY Almighty God, come quickly! Help us! You know where we are weak. Save us! Keep us from loving things more than we love you. Amen.
READ “God, you are good and you forgive me. You are full of love. When I pray to you, I know you will answer me; I know you will show me the right path to take.”2 (Psalm 86)
Jesus, Lord of life and glory,
Bend from Heav’n Thy gracious ear;
While our waiting souls adore Thee,
Friend of helpless sinners, hear:
By Thy mercy, O deliver us,
good Lord, good Lord
From the depth of nature’s blindness,
From the hardening power of sin,
From all malice and unkindness,
From the pride that lurks within:
When the world around is smiling,
In the time of wealth and ease,
Earthly joys our hearts beguiling,
In the day of health and peace:
In the solemn hour of dying,
In the awful judgment day,
May our souls, on Thee relying,
Find Thee still our Rock and Stay:
DO Draw a cloud and in the center write “I’m sorry, Lord.” Draw raindrops beneath the cloud. Within each raindrop, write words or doodle in color as you talk to God about the things for which you are sorry.
1Lloyd-Jones, Sally. The Jesus Storybook Bible. Illus. Jago. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2007.
2Delval, Marie-Helene. Psalms for Young Children. Illus. Arno. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2008.