During Lent at West Side, the sermon series and small group studies are focusing on prayer. We’re looking at some of the prayers that Jesus prayed, especially during his final week.
I’m providing a prayer guide each week during Lent and encouraging everyone to set apart time daily or weekly to reflect and pray. Here’s the first prayer guide. I’ll catch up and post the other two in the next couple days.
Lenten Prayer Guide
Then Samuel took a stone and set it up between Mizpah and Shen. He named it Ebenezer, saying, “Thus far the LORD has helped us.” (1 Samuel 7:12)
Erect a stone. Where and when will I pray throughout Lent? How long will I pray?
The people of Israel fasted and confessed, “We have sinned against the Lord.” Samuel instructed them to “rid yourselves of the foreign gods … and commit yourselves to the LORD and serve him only.” (1 Samuel. 7:3,6)
What things have you depended upon instead of God? Ask God’s forgiveness.
Thus far the Lord has helped us.
When has God helped you in the past? Give thanks to God.