Second Week of Lent. Click here to read or listen to daily reflections for this week.
In what is perhaps the best-known work on spiritual practices, Celebration of Discipline author Richard Foster observes that “Superficiality is the curse of our age. The doctrine of instant satisfaction is a primary spiritual problem. The desperate need today is not for a greater number of intelligent people, or gifted people, but for deep people.”
The spiritual practices, or spiritual disciplines, says Foster, call us to move beyond surface living into the depths.
This week in “Practicing Lent 2015,” we begin five weeks of engaging spiritual practices. Each day, Monday through Friday, offers a reflection on a particular practice then invites you to undertake a relevant activity.
In addition, each week begins with a biblical perspective on a particular practice from the Rev. Drs. John Lewis and Jane Patterson. This week, John Lewis writes on prayer.
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We welcome your comments.
2 thoughts on “Spiritual Practices – Going Deeper”
Focusing on my prayers helps me see how distracted I can become and how much time is spent getting my wandering mind back on track. I call on the Spirit for aid many times! Using the BCP format helped immensely and I felt much more connected in my prayers this morning.
Our prayer book is a treasure of prayers and theology. I go to those in the back of the book frequently to get the words that connect for me. Thanks for your comment – Marjorie