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Daily Poetry Devotional for Lent 2021 – Week 4

Poetry Devotional Lent 2021

For the season of Lent, we offer a daily devotional based on a scripture reading for that day (RCL Daily Readings) and a poem that is relevant to that passage of scripture. In the traditional 40-day format of Lent, we offer these meditations for six days each week (no Sundays). 

We offer in this series a broad selection of classic and contemporary poems from diverse poets that stir our imaginations with thoughts of how the biblical text speaks to us in the twenty-first century.
 

Daily Poetry Devotional Lent 2021
Week 4

 

 [ Thurs. 3/11 ]   [ Fri. 3/12 ] [ Sat. 3/13 ]   [ Mon. 3/15 ] [ Tues. 3/16 ]  [ Wed. 3/17 ] [ Thurs 3/18 ]

 

Day 21
Fri. March 12

 
Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22:

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
    his love endures forever.

Let the redeemed of the Lord tell their story—
those he redeemed from the hand of the foe,
those he gathered from the lands,
from east and west, from north and south.

17 Some became fools through their rebellious ways
    and suffered affliction because of their iniquities.
18 They loathed all food
    and drew near the gates of death.
19 Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble,
    and he saved them from their distress.
20 He sent out his word and healed them;
    he rescued them from the grave.
21 Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love
    and his wonderful deeds for mankind.
22 Let them sacrifice thank offerings
    and tell of his works with songs of joy.
 

Ode to Joy
Tracy K. Smith

O friend, my heart has tired
Of such darkness.
Now it vies for joy.

Joy, bright God-spark born of Ever
Daughter of fresh paradise—
Where you walked once now walk rancor,
Greed, suspicion, anger, fright.

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IMAGE CREDIT: Temptation in the Wilderness.
Painting by Briton Riviere (1898)

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