Lenten Daily Devotionals: 3/5/21

Northlake’s Community Garden farmed by Nepali Neighbors

Mark 4.30-32

Jesus continued, “What’s a good image for God’s kingdom? What parable can I use to explain it? Consider a mustard seed. When scattered on the ground, it’s the smallest of all the seeds on the earth; but when it’s planted, it grows and becomes the largest of all vegetable plants. It produces such large branches that the birds in the sky are able to nest in its shade.”

The Lord’s Prayer is a great spiritual resource. Jesus offered this simple prayer to give us words when we struggle to find our own. On Fridays during Lent, we will be practicing praying the Lord’s Prayer. Today, we are contemplating how we turn our prayers into action. As you pray the Lord’s prayer pause to consider the ways these familiar words might be transformed into specific, prayerful actions. It may be helpful to get out pen and paper (or some more colorful options) to engage this practice. You could also consider literally planning a way to act this out during your day or week.

Our Father,

who is in heaven.

Holy is your name.


Your Kingdom come,

Your will be done

on earth as it is in Heaven.


Give us today our daily bread.


And forgive us of our sins,

As we forgive those who have sinned against us.


Lead us not into temptation,

But deliver us from all evil.


For Yours is the Kingdom, Power and Glory. Forever and ever. Amen.

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