Scriptures for Monday-Friday are taken from the Revised Lectionary Year C and Saturday & Sunday’s scripture will help you prepare for the Labyrinth Worship Service at Seeds Church on Sunday, March 24, 8am-12noon with a focus on ‘Fast from Talking; Feast on Listening’.
What is a Labyrinth? A labyrinth is a prayer walk, symbolizing a desire to walk to the center…to our center, and to God’s center. To walk the labyrinth is to intentionally dial down all the other voices that cry for our attention in this season, and to simply clear a space where we just put one foot in front of the other with an intention to find rest in the center of God’s heart. You can walk the labyrinth with a friend, with a child, or on your own.
When you arrive on Sunday morning, help yourself to coffee, tea or hot chocolate and connect with others in the cafe and gathering area. When you’re ready, you can enter the worship center to walk a prayer labyrinth, to light a candle, to have communion, to draw, to journal, or to read a scripture text and reflect on a few questions. You may choose to participate in any or all of these options. All options will be self guided with no right or wrong way to participate.
Daily Scripture for Today: Philippians 3:17-4:1
There are many ways to engage with scripture…here are 2 of them!
1. Use the Divine Reading (Lectio Divina) method of Praying the Scriptures. Listen while you read it slowly. Meditate on what you hear. Speak to God your prayer, thoughts, questions. Rest in God’s presence, let His presence wash over you as you sit in quiet.
2. SOAP – Scripture (read it) Observe (ask questions, research, etc) Apply (What does say to me in the present?) Pray (let God know what you’re thinking or questioning)