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Psalm 78
. . . we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the LORD, his power, and the wonders he has done. .
so the next generation would know them . . . and they in turn would tell their children.
Then they would put their trust in God and would not forget his deeds but would keep his commands.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Lord, Have Mercy

Lord, Have Mercy
Christ, Have Mercy
Kýrie, eléison


The season of Lent will commence on Ash Wednesday, February 22, in just about six weeks. You were, perhaps, intentional about preparing your family to celebrate Christmas. Like me, you lit Advent candles. You treasured Advent traditions, like the Jesse Tree, to turn the eyes of your family toward the miracle and mystery of Christmas.

What about Easter? What can you do to intentionally prepare your family to celebrate Easter like never before? The Lenten period can be a worshipful time of readying your hearts to glory in the gift of Easter by turning your eyes toward your desperate need for the mercy of the Lord.

The celebration of Easter is meaningless if we don’t recognize some important truths about Jesus Christ and ourselves. We need to see our need for repentance and that God is holy and we are not. We need to see that Jesus is God and has power to heal and save. We need to see that Jesus is the Son of God and that He is the Promised Messiah. Finally, we need to follow Jesus through the events leading up to His death--His triumphal entry, His last supper with the disciples, His agony in the garden, and His suffering and trials.

I'm writing a family devotional e-book to help you lead your family to the cross this Lenten season. Keep checking for news about Lord, Have Mercy, which will be available for your Kindle in time for Lent.

Free samples will be posted here in a few weeks!

4 comments:

Sharon said...

Looking forward to it!! xS

Quotidian Life said...

I look forward to your e-book, Amy. I plan to read Tim Keller's King's Cross during the weeks before Easter. I read it last year, too. The book is based on the sermons from the book of Mark.

Cathy said...

I have a quiet hour this afternoon while my mother-in-law spends time with my children. So, I am reading, "Lord Have Mercy". Thanks for putting it together, I'm eager to start come 22 Feb. I'm encouraged even in my preliminary reading.

May Our Heavenly Father make your work fruitful, through the power of His Spirit, for the fame and glory of Jesus.

Mrs. Edwards said...

Thank you, Cathy, for your encouragement and your prayer of blessing. I am praying for all of the families that might use "Lord, Have Mercy" to aid them in devotions and say "Amen!" to your prayer.

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