The season of Lent is a time for reflection, repentance and renewal when we are invited to prepare ourselves for the celebration of the Lord’s resurrection.
Here is a compilation of scripture verses we can read and reflect on reflect on during this week in Lent.
At once the Spirit drove Him into the desert and He remained there for forty days and was put to the test by Satan. He was with the wild animals, and the angels looked after Him.
“A pure heart create in me, O God, put a steadfast spirit within me.”
“But now,’ declares the Lord, ‘ come back to me with all your heart, fasting, weeping, mourning.
Tear your hearts and not your clothes, and come back to the Lord your God, for He is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger, rich in faithful love, and He relents about inflicting disaster.”
‘I have come so that they may have life and have it to the full.’
“For wherever your treasure is, there will be your heart too.”
“As a deer yearns for running streams, so I yearn for you, my God.”
“When you call to me and come and pray to me, I shall listen to you.”
“Do not judge, and you will not be judged.”
“Be compassionate, just as your Father is compassionate.”
“Be joyful in hope, persevere in hardship; keep praying regularly; share with any of God’s holy people who are in need; look for opportunities to be hospitable.”
“Stay awake, and pray not to be put to the test. The spirit is willing enough, but human nature is weak.”
“And when you stand in prayer, forgive whatever you have against anybody, so your Father in heaven may forgive your failings too.”
“Bless those who curse you, and pray for those who treat you badly.”
“Be generous to one another, sympathetic, forgiving each other as readily as God forgave you in Christ.”
1 Peter 5:6
“Bow down, then, before the power of God now, so that he may raise you up in due time.”
Romans 5:8 “God proves His love for us in that while we were still sinners Christ died for us.”
Compiled by Cheryl Sim
Source : New Jersusalem Bible