Tomorrow I will be starting a 40 day devotional series for the time leading up to Easter. Simple, spiritual, inspired/devoted and ‘silent’ living is not something that comes naturally in this hectic day and age.
I want to primarily use these weeks to get a better focus on God, but wherever you are on your spiritual journey or even quest, I believe taking time out of your day to reflect and be still can be beneficial for anyone.
I also hope to minimize some behaviors that are detrimental to my overall focus and walk with God.
I’m thinking of greatly minimizing my social media presence* to cancel out the static and making more time for things that really matter to me, like creating (writing, painting, taking photos), reading ‘real’ books and of course meditating and praying.
So keep an eye out for the first post in the series tomorrow.
Wishing you a fruitful 40 day period or Lent this year.
Let me know your intentions for this time and what you’re considering to ‘fast’ on. (in the comments below.)
The Book of Common Prayer is the common title of a number of prayer books of the Church of England and of other Anglican churches.
A major revision was published in 1662 (Church of England 1662). That edition has remained the official prayer book of the Church of England, although in the 21st century, an alternative book called Common Worship has largely displaced the Book of Common Prayer at the main Sunday worship service of most English parish churches.
Where to find it?
Thanks to the era of internet and electronics it is no longer necessary to feverishly browse through and old dusty book to get to the right pages — although dusty can have its charm too — but you can easily find it on the web neatly arranged per day, divided between morning, evening and night-prayer. Just click on the link and you’re ready to go!