40 DAYS JOURNEY WITH THE LORD.
Wednesday of the 1st Week of Lent, February 24 2021
Moderated by Fr Justin Nzekwe
DAILY CHALLENGE: Repent and believe in the Gospel.
DAILY THEME: THE SIGN OF JONAH….”As Jonah became a sign for the people of Nineveh, so will the Son of Man be a sign for this generation”
Bible Reading – Jonah 3:1–10
The word of the LORD came to Jonah a second time: “Set out for the great city of Nineveh, and announce to it the message that I will tell you.” So Jonah made ready and went to Nineveh, according to the LORD’s bidding. Now Nineveh was an enormously large city; it took three days to go through it. Jonah began his journey through the city, and had gone but a single day’s walk announcing, “Forty days more and Nineveh shall be destroyed,” when the people of Nineveh believed God; they proclaimed a fast and all of them, great and small, put on sackcloth.
When the news reached the king of Nineveh, he rose from his throne, laid aside his robe, covered himself with sackcloth, and sat in the ashes. Then he had this proclaimed throughout Nineveh, by decree of the king and his nobles: “Neither man nor beast, neither cattle nor sheep, shall taste anything; they shall not eat, nor shall they drink water. Man and beast shall be covered with sackcloth and call loudly to God; every man shall turn from his evil way and from the violence he has in hand. Who knows, God may relent and forgive, and withhold his blazing wrath, so that we shall not perish.” When God saw by their actions how they turned from their evil way, he repented of the evil that he had threatened to do to them; he did not carry it out.
PRAY WITH ME
Lord, I come to you with the assurance that you are my father, and you alone can give me the best things. I’m not perfect yet I know you can always forgive and love me unconditional.
Today I make this prayer request to you —–(mention you request)
I’m confident that you will answer me. May your grace never abandon me. And let your Holy Spirit accompany me to make this journey faithfully to the end, so that it may bear fruit in my life. Amen.
(Say this prayer as many times as you can, today)
>Psalm 23:6 (3X)
>Psalm 118:17 (3X)
***If you are interested in this spiritual journey, please let me know. Ask questions, tell me your challenges through your comments and never give up should you miss any day. God bless you. ***
***You may decide to accompany this journey with shorter fast, or by avoiding bad habits****