Day 5, March 10—Sabbath

“Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they are doing.” –Luke 23:34

Each Sunday during Lent, give yourself permission to reflect on all God has been speaking to you through His Word over the prior week. Using a Psalm as the focal point, carve out extended time with God to simply listen for the ways He is speaking and moving in you. The goal of this Sabbath break is to allow for space for rest, meditation, and attending to your soul.

Psalm 130

From the depths of despair, O LORD,
   I call for your help.
Hear my cry, O Lord.
   Pay attention to my prayer.

LORD, if you kept a record of our sins,
   who, O Lord, could ever survive?
But you offer forgiveness,
   that we might learn to fear you.

I am counting on the LORD;
   yes, I am counting on him.
   I have put my hope in his word.
I long for the Lord
   more than sentries long for the dawn,
   yes, more than sentries long for the dawn.

O Israel, hope in the LORD;
   for with the LORD there is unfailing love.
   His redemption overflows.
He himself will redeem Israel
   from every kind of sin.