Poetry

Lectionary Poetry – 2nd Sunday in Lent (Year A)

Lectionary Poetry Lent Week 1

Each week we carefully curate a collection of  poems that resonate with the lectionary readings for that week (Narrative Lectionary and Revised Common Lectionary).

We offer here 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. We hope that these poems will be fruitful not only for preachers who will be preaching these texts on the coming Sunday, but also for church members in the pews, as way to prime our minds for encountering the biblical texts.

“Freedom, justice, peace, and abiding joy [emerge] when the poet comes, when the poet speaks,
when the preacher comes as poet.”

 – Walter Brueggemann


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Lectionary Poetry
Second Sunday in Lent
 Year A

<<<<< Last Week’s Poems

 *** For Lent, we are adding in an additional poem each week that is not tied to a specific lectionary reading, but rather fits with Lenten themes of grief and lament. 

 
 

Narrative Lectionary Reading:

Matthew 20:1-16 >>>> [ Lectionary Poems ]
 
 

Revised Common Lectionary Readings:

Genesis 12:1-4a   >>> Lectionary Poem 
 
 
Psalm 121  >>>  Lectionary Poem 
 
 
Romans 4:1-5,13-17 >>>  Lectionary Poem 
 
 
John 3:1-17  >>> Lectionary Poem 
 
 
Additional Lenten Poem  >>>  Lectionary Poem 
 
 

POEMS >>>>>>

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