Lenten Offering

Create in me a Clean Heart:
Ten Minutes a Day in the Penitential Psalms

Lenten Offering

To sign up for WINE’s Lenten Offering, click HERE.

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Every year, Lent holds out the opportunity for a spiritual “cleanse”—a chance to open our hearts and allow the Holy Spirit to shine a light into dark corners, expose sin and pain, and offer them up for forgiveness and healing.

One time-honored custom that harnesses the power of God’s word to “read” hearts in this way is praying the seven “Penitential Psalms.”

During Lent, the season of repentance, what could be more cleansing than to turn to these Penitential Psalms, as we enter the desert with our Lord and walk with Him during His Passion?

WINE invites you to join Sarah Christmyer, Catholic author and co-developer of the popular The Great Adventure Catholic Bible Study Program, as we set aside 10 minutes a day to ponder one of these Psalms each week of Lent. We will be using Sarah’s new book, Create in Me a Clean Heart, to allow the Word of God to soak into our hearts and move us toward a fresh, new start at Easter.

Joining us on this Lenten journey is simple:

1) Purchase Create in Me a Clean Heart: Ten Minutes a Day in the Penitential Psalms. It is available on Amazon in Kindle format for 99 cents or as a paperback for $6.95.

2) Sign up to receive our Lenten Offering emails from Sarah each week. She will invite us into the process of lectio divina and encourage us in our prayer along the way.

We will begin this Monday, Feb. 8, with a special invitation from Sarah. Then, we will proceed throughout Lent, following this schedule that corresponds with Create in Me a Clean Heart: Ten Minutes a Day in the Penitential Psalms:

Feb. 8: Psalm 6—Prayer in distress and illness

Feb. 15: Psalm 32—Prayer for forgiveness of sin

Feb. 22: Psalm 38—Confession of sin and prayer for help

Feb. 29: Psalm 51—(Miserere) Prayer for God’s mercy

March 7: Psalm 102—Prayer in distress and affliction

March 14: Psalm 130—(De profundis) Prayer from the depths; a soul waiting for God

March 21: Psalm 143—Prayer of supplication, for deliverance

We hope you will join us on this spiritually cleansing journey this Lent. To sign up for WINE’s Lenten Offering, click HERE.

More About Sarah Christmyer:

sarah_christmyer2Sarah Christmyer is a Catholic author, Bible teacher, and speaker with a special love for lectio divina and journaling as ways to draw close to Christ in Scripture. She is co-developer with Jeff Cavins of The Great Adventure Catholic Bible Study Program and author or co-author of many of the studies. Sarah is an adjunct faculty member at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Philadelphia, where she teaches Scripture to men in their Spiritual Year. Sarah also blogs at her website, Come Into the Word.

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