Lent Calendar 2021

 

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Every song of the day has been compiled into a Spotify playlist. You can make a free account with Spotify and use the link below to listen. Some of the songs are from the Singing the Faith if you have one of those handy. Or, you can always choose your own song of the day to go with the theme!

Spotify Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3z9dpaJNFUB0yj6qinkJo7

FEBRUARY

17. Listen: “Ash Wednesday’s Early Morn” Liturgical Folk Pray: O God, I remember I am dust, and to dust I shall return.

18. Listen: “Dust We Are and Shall Return” The Brilliance Pray: Lord, open my heart, mind, and soul to your calling on my life.

19. Listen: “O, For a Thousand Tongues to Sing” Pray: Help me to sing your praises any way I can in this day and age.

20. Listen: “My Lord What a Morning” The Blind Boys of Alabama Pray: Loving and gracious God, I bring my all to you in prayer this day.

21. Listen: “Lent 1: Refuse the Bait” Liturgical Folk Pray: May I worship this day with my whole heart, open to your Spirit.

22. Listen: “Down to the River to Pray” Alison Krauss Pray: I long to pattern my life around You, forgive me the times I forget to do so.

23. Listen: “Holy Water” We the Kingdom Pray: Lord, I believe, help my unbelief.

24. Listen: “O Lord Hear My Prayer” Taize Pray: God I give you thanks for all that I am and all that I have, for it is all from you.

25. Listen: “How Can It Be” Lauren Daigle Pray: Wow, God, wow, your world is amazing – instill in me your awe for creation.

26. Listen: “Blessings” Laura Story Pray: May your Spirit be close at hand, in good times and in bad.

27. Listen: “Dry Bones” Gungor Pray: I turn my eyes upon Jesus, look full in his wonderful face.

28. Listen: “Lent 2: Reclaim Your Sheep” Liturgical Folk Pray: God, your love and care surround me, guide me to share it with others as well.

MARCH

1. Listen: “Just a Closer Walk With Thee” Mahalia Jackson Pray: Today, God, my prayer is to sit still and listen for your word.

2. Listen: “We Will Run” Gungor Pray: Let me not be in my own little world today, but pay attention to your wider world.

3. Listen: “Be Still, My Soul” Morgan State University Choir Pray: Help me to love my neighbor as myself, O God.

4. Listen: “The King of Love My Shepherd Is” (StF 479) Pray: Help me to love myself as you love me, O God.

5. Listen: “Awake My Soul” Mumford & Sons Pray: I reach out to you, O God, may I feel your presence ever near.

6. Listen: “Holy, Holy, Holy” (StF 11) Pray: There is always more to learn, keep my mind open to the teaching of the Spirit.

7. Listen: “Lent 3: Delight in the Lord” Liturgical Folk Pray: Practice makes perfect – may I keep moving on to perfection in my faith.

8. Listen: “Come Ye Sinners, Poor and Needy” Amy Grant Pray: Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. (Hebrews 11:1)

9. Listen: “Rock of Ages” (StF 434) Pray: Each day may I find ways to nurture my faith and continue to grow in the Spirit.

10. Listen: “Again and Again” Lion of Judah Pray: Help me to find new ways to practice hospitality in these times.

11. Listen: “Spirit of the Living God” (StF 395) Pray: May my generosity grow in response to your love, O God.

12. Listen: “Beautiful Things” Gungor Pray: Faith is a journey, keep me on the right path, O Holy Spirit.

13. Listen: “Come Build Me Up” Enter the Worship Circle Pray: I want to be a fisher of people with Jesus, O God.

14. Listen: “Lent 4: Set our Hearts Ablaze” Liturgical Folk Pray: Creator God, help me to care for your creation in a way that honors you.

15. Listen: “Softly and Tenderly” Audrey Assad Pray: Keep me connected to the community of Christ, that I might play my part.

16. Listen: “Return to God” Mary Haugen Pray: Lord your goodness is beyond anything I can understand, for that I give thanks.

17. Listen: “Be Still and Know” (StF 18) Pray: With God, all things are possible. (Matthew 19:26)

18. Listen: “I Will Listen” Twila Paris Pray: I give thanks for the gifts you have given me, may I use them well in your service.

19. Listen: “Be Thou My Vision” (StF 545) Pray: Ask and the door shall be opened unto you, seek and ye shall find. (Matthew 7:7)

20. Listen: “Guide Me Oh Thou Great Jehovah” (StF 465) Pray: Life feels like a challenge sometimes, may the Holy Spirit help me rise to meet it.

21. Listen: “Lent 5: Willing Minds” Liturgical Folk Pray: God of the still small voice, give me the words you would have me speak.

22. Listen: “There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy” (StF 416) Pray: Let justice roll down like waters and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.

23. Listen: “Breathe on Me, Breath of God” (StF 370) Pray: Breathe on me, Breath of God, fill me with life anew.

24. Listen: “Love Like This” Lauren Daigle Pray: I pray your radical love flows through me to others, O God.

25. Listen: “Blessed Be The Tie That Binds” Gospel Souls Pray: Whatever in my life needs to be transformed, O God, I give to you.

26. Listen: “Unconditional” Rend Collective Pray: Not my will, but yours, be done.

27. Listen: “Hymn of Promise” Nancy Allen Pray: I live because of you, O God, help me to live for you as well.

28. Listen: “Watch the Lamb” Ray Boltz Pray: Guide me to share the story of Jesus Christ far and wide to all who will listen.

29. Listen: “Turning Over Tables” The Brilliance Pray: Draw me nearer to Jesus, that I may live my life as he calls me to.

30. Listen: “What Wondrous Love is This?” Chelsea Moon Pray: I long to engage with your wondrous love, O God, and to share it with others.

31. Listen: “Last Words” Andrew Peterson Pray: Help me to be a witness to my faith in all aspects of my life.

APRIL

1. Listen: “Maundy Thursday: Washer of Feet” Liturgical Folk Pray: On this Maundy Thursday, I give thanks for the love of Jesus Christ.

2. Listen: “Good Friday: The End” Liturgical Folk Pray: On this Good Friday, may I remember the cross and what it means to me.

3. Listen: “Easter Eve: There Silence Was” Liturgical Folk Pray: On this Holy Saturday, help me to rest and wait for what is to come.

4. Listen: “Low in the Grave He Lay” (StF 305) Pray: Christ the Lord is risen today! Glory, Hallelujah!