We are starting off our Lent Devotional for Women with a sort of challenge. Do not be fooled! It seems way to easy to be a Lent challenge. It might be simple, but simple isn’t always easy. As we journey through our devotions for Lent together, we’ll have more of these holy ordinary challenges.
Welcome to the Lent Devotional for Women, daily devotions for Lent series of posts. Today is Ash Wednesday, let me introduce the motto I’ve chosen for this series of devotions–Nothing Except for Today. It’s a quote from Therese the Little Flower and just because it sounds simple doesn’t mean it’s easy.
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 working quietly to put together a free Lenten devotional for us to share here at The Littlest Way. There has been many a Lent I just couldn’t afford a new devotional and although I might be able to now, spiritually I cannot afford to buy one more book. So a free Lenten devotional it is!