Lenten Prayer Journals

The Lenten series “Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John,” begins on Sunday, February 11.  A beautiful journal has been produced to accompany the six-week program of daily videos from the Society of St. John the Evangelist (SSJE). The journal can be purchased individually or in packs of ten on Amazon. You can also download printable versions from the website (including a large-print edition).

Also on the Meeting Jesus in John site are several resources for small groups and congregations, including facilitator guides.

Many around the Diocese of West Texas will engage the study which promises to give us a brief daily respite from the busyness of our lives.  If you have questions, email to marjorie.george@dwtx.org.

Spiritual Formation for Lent 2018

Praying through the words of John the Evangelist is the focus of Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John for Lent 2018. John’s gospel and his First Epistle describe how God, out of deep love, sent God’s only Son Jesus into the world to take on human form and live among us. By learning from Jesus, his human friendships and his teachings about the God he calls “Father,” study participants will discover God as One who longs for deep intimacy with each of us.

Study participants will use a beautiful 60-page journal to reflect and meditate on a daily verse from John through words, images, or however the Spirit leads. The journal can be downloaded for free or purchased from Amazon.

Participants may also subscribe online to receive a daily short video in which a monastic brother from the Society of Saint John the Evangelist will share comments on the daily Gospel verse, having a relationship with Jesus, and possibilities for further reflection.

The program is ideal for individuals or small groups. Materials available include small-group facilitator guides for several types of groups including Sunday-morning forums.

This offering has been designed and produced by the Society of Saint John the Evangelist (www.ssje.org), a religious order for men in the Episcopal Church, and by the Center for the Ministry of Teaching of the Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, Virginia (www.vts.edu/cmt).

To learn more about this study and to register, go to Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John. 

Lent begins with Ash Wednesday, February 14.